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Degree U.S. bachelor's degree
Degree U.S. bachelor's degree
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Degree U.S. bachelor's degree

Degree U.S. bachelor's degree

In the USA there are several types of undergraduate degrees: the total degree and the degree with the indication of the subject area.

Total bachelor's degrees:

  • Humanities - Bachelor of Arts, abbreviated as BA, are awarded in the Humanities, social Sciences and arts;
  • technical - Bachelor of Science, abbreviated AS, is awarded in the field of technical, exact and natural Sciences.

Bachelor's degree with indication of the subject area:

  • research - for example, Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs, BSPA;
  • professional - for example, Bachelor of Architecture, B. Arch.

Professional degrees, indicating the subject area is almost as much subject areas. So, at the end of the undergraduate in the school of architecture the student will receive the professional degree of B. Arch, in teaching BEd.

As a rule, General and research degrees are conferred upon completion of programs with immersion in scientific, theoretical, research questions, with a serious amount of laboratory work. Professional degrees are conferred on programs with a focus on the acquisition of practical skills, long practice and training in the specialty.

Examples of bachelor's degrees:

Abbreviation Transcript in English The name in Russian
BA Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of arts
BS Bachelor of Science Bachelor of science
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts Bachelor of fine arts
BSW Bachelor of Social Work Bachelor of social work
BEng Bachelor of Engineering Bachelor of engineering
BSPA Bachelor of Science in Public Affairs Bachelor of science in public relations
BPhil Bachelor of Philosophy Bachelor of philosophy
B. Arch Bachelor of Architecture Bachelor of architecture

Many US universities offer programs whose graduates can obtain two degrees or programs at the same time, thus reducing training costs. About the US universities for the most motivated students can be found here.