In some countries undergraduate degrees are awarded either as pass degrees or as honours degrees, the latter denoted by the appearance of "(Hons)" after the degree abbreviation. An honours degree generally requires a higher academic standard than a pass degree, and in Singapore, New Zealand, an extra year of study which may involve independent research and the writing of a thesis. An honours degree is sometimes accepted in place of a Master's degree as prerequisite for Ph.D. study. In the University of Dublin, the equivalent of honours is known as moderatorship, abbreviated "(Mod)".
Honours and moderatorships are often divided into first, second upper, second lower, third and (sometimes) fourth classes.
Originally, in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge all undergraduate degrees were in the Faculty of Arts, hence the degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA). Since the late 19th century, most universities in the English-speaking world have followed the practice of the University of London in dividing undergraduate degree subjects into the two broad categories of arts and sciences, awarding the degree of Australia and New Zealand, where the degree of BA is increasingly uncommon.
Some of these new degrees and their abbreviations include:
A bachelordegree usually requires 120-128 semester credits, of which 60 can be transferred from community colleges.
The Bachelor of Arts is a 4 year college degree that typically requires you to take a majority of your courses in the arts, namely social sciences, humanities, music, or fine arts.
The Bachelor of Science is a 4 year college degree that typically requires you to take a majority of your courses in the sciences, namely life sciences, physical sciences, or the mathematical sciences.
Bachelorsdegrees are higher education qualifications that help you develop a thorough understanding of a subject.
A bachelorsdegree (sometimes known as an 'ordinary' or 'first' degree) is a course of academic study leading to a qualification such as a bachelor of arts (BA), bachelor of science (BSc), or bachelor of medicine (MB).
Bachelorsdegrees are at 'intermediate' and 'honours' levels on the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications.
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