Definitions for bachelor of science
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Bach′elor of Sci′ence(n.)
a bachelor's degree, usu. awarded for studies in science or technology.
a person having this degree.
Ref: Abbr.: B.S. 3 1 , B.Sc. 1 , S.B. 3
Origin of Bachelor of Science:
Bachelor of Science, BS, SB(noun)
a bachelor's degree in science
Bachelor of Science(Noun)
A three- to four-year (about 120 credit hours) undergraduate degree, with a concentration in the sciences or scientific applications.
Bachelor of Science
A Bachelor of Science is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Whether a subject is considered a science or an art, can vary between universities. For example, an economics degree may be given as a B.A. by one university but as a B.Sc. by another. Biology, biochemistry, mathematics, physics, chemistry, social science, sport/exercise science, general science, earth science, computer science and the various fields of engineering are almost universally considered to be sciences. Even in cases of near-unilateral consensus across a country as to whether a subject is a science or an art, there are exceptions. The London School of Economics offers B.Sc. degrees in practically all subject areas, even those normally associated with arts degrees, while the Oxbridge universities almost exclusively award arts qualifications. In both instances, there are historical and traditional reasons. Northwestern University's School of Communication grants B.S. degrees in all of its programs of study, including theater, dance, and radio/television/film.
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