What Is A Baccalaureate Degree?


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Hayley Clarke answered
Essentially the words Baccalaureate and Bachelor’s are the same, so the meaning is ‘first degree’ or undergraduate degree. The term is used in Canada and Belgium. It is an award signifying a rank or level of educational attainment.

Particular types of baccalaureate degrees identify educational programs having common objectives and requirements. Degree programs may provide academic, pre-professional, or professional experiences and preparation. Majors (taken in the final year) lead to a baccalaureate degrees, which can also lead to graduate school where that a major is examined more carefully. Each student must select a major within a baccalaureate degree type. If options are offered within a major, a student selects one.

The student may also elect to enroll in a minor to supplement the major. Alternatively, the student may seek to enroll in multiple majors within the same type of baccalaureate degree or to enroll in a simultaneous degree program. A baccalaureate program of study shall consist of no fewer than 120 credits. Students may elect to take courses beyond the minimum requirements of a degree program.

In general terms, degrees in America the degree lasts four years, and funding is readily available. One of the best known places to find undergraduate degree rankings is at, which lists the rankings for national universities, liberal arts schools, and many more; visitors can also choose rankings by criteria such as acceptance rates, campus living, transfer students, and even by most students who study abroad. They also have graduate degree rankings in concentrations such as business, education, and engineering.

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Arlene Fernandes Profile
The term baccalaureate, in the sense of a degree could refer to (most often) a Bachelor's degree.

It could also refer to International Baccalaureate, which is a concise group of three educational programmes, which are internationally recognised, aimed at students aged 3 right up to 19. There is also the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, which is the oldest of these three programmes, intended for students aged 15-19.

A European Baccalaureate is one given to those students who successfully finish a European School. There is a French Baccalaureate (called le baccalauréat) which is the national secondary-school (that is, lycée) diploma awarded in France. In Canada, Baccalauréat, is the term which is used in order to denote a bachelor's degree awarded in francophone universities.
Lakshmipriya Nair Profile
Baccalaureate is a level of education. It refers to a term related to a bachelor's degree and is considered as an undergraduate degree that is given after the successful completion of an academic course that usually lasts for three or four years. It is awarded by the University. This degree is also known as Artium Baccalaureus in Latin and is expressed by shortened terms like A.B or B.A.

The baccalaureate is different in different countries and in some places it is given only after completing a course that lasts for five or six years. At times a farewell sermon given is also known as a baccalaureate. This sermon is given to a graduating class at their commencement ceremony. This sermon is usually given in the United States.
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Anonymous answered
A baccalaureate is an educational qualification. See Bachelor's degree for background on the term.

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