Definitions for bachelor of arts
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Bach′elor of Arts′(n.)
a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts.
a person having this degree.
Ref: Abbr.: A.B. 7 2 , B.A. 6 1
Origin of Bachelor of Arts:
Bachelor of Arts, BA, Artium Baccalaurens, AB(noun)
a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
Bachelor of Arts(Noun)
A collegiate degree, usually involving four years of study (about 120 semester hours) in liberal arts.
Bachelor of Arts
A Bachelor of Arts, from the Latin artium baccalaureus, is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, the sciences, or both. Bachelor of Arts degree programs generally take three to four years depending on the country, academic institution, and specific majors or minors. Diplomas generally give the name of the institution, signatures of officials of the institution, 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; individual institutions set the preferred abbreviation for their degrees. The Bachelor of Arts degree is usually attained in four years in Lebanon, Armenia, Greece, Bangladesh, Azerbaijan, Brazil and the rest of Latin America, Canada, Egypt, Iran, Japan, Nigeria, Serbia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, the Russian Federation, Ireland, South Korea, Iraq, Tunisia, Kuwait, Turkey, and the United States. In contrast, the Bachelor of Arts degree course generally lasts three years in nearly all of the European Union including the United Kingdom. It also takes three years in Albania, Australia, Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Hungary, India, Israel, New Zealand, Iceland, Norway, Singapore, the Caribbean, South Africa, Switzerland, and the Canadian province of Quebec.
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