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Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus, is an undergraduate bachelor's degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. The A-Team (1983 - 1987) was a television show about a group of fictional ex-US Army commandos on the run from the military. ... Sergeant Bosco B.A. Baracus is a fictional character in the 1980s action/adventure television series, The A-Team played by Mr. ... Latin was the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... In some educational systems, undergraduate education is post-secondary education up to the level of a Bachelors degree. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ...


A bachelor of arts degree program generally lasts three years in the European Union, Australia, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Iceland, India, Israel, New Zealand, Norway, Quebec, Pakistan, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden and Switzerland, and four years in Scotland, the Republic of Ireland, Canada (outside Quebec), and the Netherlands; bachelor of arts requires four years of study in the United States. The arts is generally a more desireable distinction to have as it's seen to be more attractive For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the constituent country. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... This article is about the country. ...


Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution (generally the President or Rector of the University, as well as the Secretary or Dean of the component college), the type of degree conferred, the conferring authority, and the location at which the degree is conferred. Degree diplomas generally are printed on high quality paper or parchment, use ornate lettering and often include archaic terminology or even language (e.g. Latin). A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a document issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that is one of the following: A certificate testifying that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, A deed conferring an academic degree. ... For the community in Florida, see University, Florida. ... For other uses, see College (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... German parchmenter, 1568 Parchment is a material for the pages of a book or codex, made from fine calf skin, sheep skin or goat skin. ... For other uses, see Latins and Latin (disambiguation). ...

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Difference between the BA and BS/BSc

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS or BSc) are similar in some countries in that they are the most common undergraduate degrees. In the United States and Canada (except Quebec), both degrees incorporate a general education component (matriculants take courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics). They typically require students to declare an academic major, take a certain number of elective courses, and sometimes have basic skills components (writing or computer proficiency exams), however, in countries not requiring a general education component—such as Australia—the subjects studied likely are different in each degree. In many cases, an academic minor or second major is also obtained. At some institutions, a small number of academic programs are considered to be comprehensive and do not require a minor area of study. B.S. redirects here. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ... The social sciences are a group of academic disciplines that study human aspects of the world. ... The term natural science as the way in which different fields of study are defined is determined as much by historical convention as by the present day meaning of the words. ... For other meanings of mathematics or uses of math and maths, see Mathematics (disambiguation) and Math (disambiguation). ... An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ...


The BSc degree typically specifies more courses in the major (or cognate fields) than does the BA degree. The BA focuses on creating a well-rounded graduate through formal study of the arts, letters,, social sciences, and humanities. The BSc degree tends to be awarded more often in the natural sciences (and to some extent, the social sciences) than in the humanities. In the United States, the BSc is often awarded in pre-professional academic majors more than purely academic ones. Beyond these differences, the variation between the BA degree and the BSc degree depends on the policies of the colleges and universities.BA is awarded in institutions of higher learning such as Universities.i.e. WITS UNIVERSITY, UCT, PRETORIA IN SOUTH AFRICA. This can often manifest in unusual ways; for example, physics and biology majors are often given BA degrees, while business majors are sometimes given BSc degrees. BA has proven excellence and relevance in fields of social sciences(anthropology, politics, sociology, development, research, and other fields of critical thinking of issues around the world. it is recommended for leadership and other public figure perssonels. In addition to the knowledge base founded in BA (Social Science, Anthropology, Sociology, development, Applied Research) graduates will have developed a range of applied transferable skills appropriate to the job market. At level 2 units include the integration of consideration of careers, exploration of potential employers and the development of curriculum vitae. Graduates are likely to progress to a variety of occupations, perhaps particularly those involving considerable work with people, such as housing, health and social care, police and criminal justice work, and positions such as retail or personnel management. Some will choose to go on to further taught study, for examples for social work training, or to research degrees Look up cognate in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In the history of education, the seven liberal arts comprise two groups of studies, the trivium and the quadrivium. ... This article is about (usually written) works. ... For other uses, see Humanities (disambiguation). ...


BA and BSc degrees in the United Kingdom and Ireland

In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, usage varies: most universities distinguish between Arts and Science subjects through awarding either a BA or BSc depending on field of study. However, Oxford and Cambridge traditionally award BAs to undergraduates having completed the Part II Tripos (Cambridge) or Schools (Oxford) examinations in any subject (including the sciences). This degree is then superseded by a MA awarded six years at Oxford and seven years at Cambridge after matriculation. Similar practices are carried out by the University of Dublin, Trinity College, in the Republic of Ireland. The University of Oxford (informally Oxford University), located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge (often Cambridge University), located in Cambridge, England, is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and has a reputation as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. ... The University of Cambridge, England, divides the different kinds of honours bachelors degree by Tripos, a word which has an obscure etymology, but which may be traced to the three-legged stool candidates once used to sit on when taking oral examinations. ... The degree of Master of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree awarded by the universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as by the University of Dublin. ... Look up matriculation in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The University of Dublin, corporately designated the Chancellor, Doctors and Masters of the University of Dublin located in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, making it Irelands oldest university. ... For other institutions named Trinity College, see Trinity College. ...


The ancient universities of Scotland award a Master of Arts to humanities or arts undergraduatess, but a BSc to science undergraduates. The Ancient universities of Scotland are those universities founded during the medieval period, and comprise (list by year of being chartered): The University of St Andrews, founded 1411 by papal bull The University of Glasgow, founded 1451 by papal bull The University of Aberdeen, founded 1495 by papal bull (as... A Master of Arts in Scotland is an academic degree in humanities and social sciences awarded by the four ancient universities of Scotland, the University of Dundee and also Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh. ...


A Bachelor of Arts in the UK or Ireland receives the designation BA for an ordinary/pass degree and BA (Hons) for an honours degree.


The BA and the BA (Hons) in Australia, New Zealand and Ontario (Canada)

In universities in Australia, New Zealand and Ontario (Canada), the BA is taken full-time over a period of three years, or part-time over a longer period, with students able to combine a number of coursework disciplines under the degree. It is a requirement that students pursue at least one Major area of study, and study in that subject area is undertaken at all three year-levels of the degree (first, second and third year). Depending upon the individual university's course structure, students will often choose to pursue a second Major; or alternately, the remainder of the degree is taken up with a Minor area of study (study at first and second year levels); and other individual or stream-based subjects make up the degree. An academic major, major concentration, concentration, or simply major is a mainly a U.S. and Canadian term for a college or university students main field of specialization during his or her undergraduate studies. ...


Unlike other countries, Australian students do not receive an overall grade for their Bachelor of Arts, with varying levels of 'honours'. Instead, students have the option, at the conclusion of their third year of study, and provided they possess a grade average of 75% or higher across their Major area, to undertake an Honours (or fourth) year. The Honours year is generally composed of a coursework component (including seminars or tutorials) and an original researched thesis or dissertation of 15,000-20,000 words.


It is the combined grades of these components which determine whether the student graduates with 'First', 'Second' or 'Third' Class Honours. Some universities, following the classifications of the British university system, also divide Second Class Honours between Division I and Division II. Additionally, those students who achieve an outstanding First Class Honours grade (usually requiring a mark of more than 90%) may be concomitantly awarded the University Medal, whilst those who do not meet the standards of the Honours year are awarded the normal Bachelor of Arts instead. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A University Medal is an award given by Australian Universities to a handful of the top final-year Honours undergraduates each year. ...


On graduation, students are permitted to append the abbreviation 'BA' to their name; those who have successfully completed the Honours year may style themselves 'BA (Hons)'.


The Honours degree (or its equivalent international degree) is generally the basic qualification required to pursue higher degrees by research, including the MA and PhD. Within Australian universities, a BA (Hons) candidate is considered to be a postgraduate student. A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... Doctor of Philosophy, abbreviated Ph. ...


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Bachelor of Arts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (826 words)
A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B., from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences.
In the United States and Canada, a Bachelor of Arts degree usually requires a student to take a majority of their courses (usually 1/2 or 3/4) in the arts, namely social sciences, humanities, music, or fine arts.
The curriculum of a traditional Bachelor of Arts degree is centered around providing a well-rounded, liberal arts education.
Bachelor's degree - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1308 words)
A bachelor's degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three or four years.
Originally, in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge all undergraduate degrees were in the Faculty of Arts, hence the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
The Bachelor of Journalism degree is a professional degree awarded to students who have studied journalism at a four-year accredited university.
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