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A bachelor's degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts three or four years. (Note that some postgraduate degrees are entitled Bachelor of ..., e.g. the University of Oxford's Bachelor of Civil Law and Bachelor of Philosophy.) In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... This article is about academic degrees. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford, England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... Bachelor of Civil Law or B.C.L. is the name of the degree given in civil law jurisdictions to graduates of a faculty of law in a university. ... Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil. ...


Honours degrees and academic distinctions

Under the British, Irish, and Hong Kong systems, undergraduate degrees are differentiated either as pass degrees or as honours degrees, the latter denoted by the appearance of "(Hons)" after the degree abbreviation. Honours degrees are further ranked as first, second or third class. An honours degree generally requires a higher academic standard than a pass degree, and in Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Canada 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. The British undergraduate degree classification system is a grading scheme used to distinguish between the achievements of undergraduate degree holders (such as those gaining bachelors degrees or undergraduate masters degrees) in the United Kingdom. ... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe, occupying the northern third of the island of Great Britain. ... Research is an active, diligent and systematic process of inquiry in order to discover, interpret or revise facts, events, behaviours, or theories, or to make practical applications with the help of such facts, laws or theories. ... Thesis - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... A masters degree is an academic degree usually awarded for completion of a postgraduate or graduate course of one to three years in duration. ... Doctor of Philosophy (Ph. ... The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Queen Elizabeth near Dublin or more commonly Trinity College, Dublin (TCD) was founded in 1592 by Queen Elizabeth I, is the only constituent college of the University of Dublin, Irelands oldest university. ...

Under the American system, bachelor's degrees within a certain course of study are not ranked or differentiated since the undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA) is usually used to measure performance. However, Latin honors are given at graduation based on class rank, with the highest ranked graduates (based on GPA) given the distinctions (in descending precedence), summa cum laude ("with most praise"), magna cum laude ("with high praise"), and cum laude ("with praise"). These distinctions do not have the significance that honours degrees have under the British system. Notably, the state of California has largely abolished the use of Latin in its legal system, which means that the University of California cannot use Latin honors and must use the English translations (i.e., "highest honors", "high honors", and "honors") instead. (The California State University system still uses the Latin honors.) A grade in education can mean either a teachers evaluation of a students work or a students level of educational progress, usually one grade per year (often denoted by an ordinal number, such as the 3rd Grade or the 12th Grade). This article is about evaluation of... Latin honors are Latin phrases used by American universities to indicate the level of academic distinction with which an academic degree was earned. ... State nickname: The Golden State Other U.S. States Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Official languages English Area 410,000 km² (3rd)  - Land 404,298 km²  - Water 20,047 km² (4. ... Latin is the language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The University of California (UC) is a public university system within the State of California. ...

Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees

Today, the most common undergraduate degrees given are the Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.Sc. in Commonwealth usage or B.S. in U.S. usage). Originally, in the universities of Oxford and Cambridge all undergraduate degrees were in the Faculty of Arts, hence the degree of Bachelor of Arts. 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 Bachelor of Science to students of the latter category of subjects. A Bachelor of Arts (B.A. or A.B.) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or program in the arts and/or sciences. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world (after Oxford). ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... Senate House, designed by Charles Holden home to the universitys central administration offices and its library The University of London is a federation of colleges which together constitute one of the worlds largest universities. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... For the scientific journal named Science, see Science (journal). ...

New bachelors' degrees

The Universities of Oxford and Cambridge are perhaps unique today in awarding the B.A. for all undergraduate degrees. However, in many universities over the last hundred years the range of bachelors' degrees has expanded enormously, especially in Australia and New Zealand, where the B.A. degree is increasingly uncommon.

Some of these new degrees and their abbreviations include:

A full list of British degree abbreviations is also available. A Bachelor of Applied Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course of study that generally lasts three years in the UK or four or five years in North America. ... Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) is a bachelor degree in Business Administration. ... A Bachelor of Commerce is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a courses taken that generally lasts three years in the UK/Australia or four years in North America. ... A Bachelor of Divinity is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a courses taken in the study of divinity or related disciplines, such as theology or, rarely, religious studies. ... A Bachelor of Education (BEd) is an undergraduate academic degree which qualifies the graduate as a teacher in schools. ... Bachelor of Engineering (BE or BEng) is an undergraduate academic degree awarded to a student after four or five years of studying engineering at an accredited college or university in the United States and other countries, such as Australia. ... The Bachelor of Fine Arts, or BFA, or B.F.A. is an undergraduate degree. ... A Bachelor of General Studies (BGS) degree is an undergraduate degree, offered by some universities in the Western world. ... The Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) program is focused on the acquisition of theory and technical competencies associated with the information technology profession. ... The Bachelor of Medicine, abbreviated BM is an academic degree abbreviation denoting the degree obtained after studying Medicine at University. ... A Bachelor of Mathematics is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a courses taken in the study of mathematics or related disciplines, such as computer science or statistics. ... A Bachelor of Music degree is a bachelors degree awarded by a college, university, or conservatory upon the completion of a four-year program of studies in music. ... Bachelor of Philosophy (B.Phil. ... The Bachelor of Religious Education, or BRE, or B.R.E. is an undergraduate degree. ... A Bachelor of Technology is an undergraduate academic degree in the India, Ireland and other countries. ... Outline and origin The degree of Bachelor of Laws is the principal academic degree in law in most common law countries. ... Abbreviations are normally used to specify a degree, rather than spelling out the name in full. ...

See also

  Results from FactBites:
School of Economics - Honours (697 words)
An honours degree in economics is a signal to employers that you have risen to the challenges of a rigorous year by a programme involving a major research component.
An Honours degree in Economics extends your understanding of economics, and also permits you to undertake more specialised study in an area that is of particular interest to you.
For students wishing to undertake Honours in Economics in the finance area, the entry requirement is an undergraduate degree with a major in finance (or equivalent approved qualification) with an average of 65 or higher at the 3rd year level finance units.
British undergraduate degree classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1051 words)
When a candidate is awarded a degree with honours, '(Hons)' is sometimes suffixed to their type of degree, such as BA(Hons) or BSc(Hons) but this is an unofficial practice.
A candidate who is unable to take his or her exams because of illness can sometimes be awarded an aegrotat degree; this is an honours degree without classification, awarded on the understanding that had the candidate not been unwell, he or she would have passed.
A candidate for a postgraduate master's degree is usually required to have at least a 2:2 degree, although candidates with 2:1s are in a considerably stronger position to gain a place on a postgraduate course and to gain funding.
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