What is a Bachelor’s degree?

Student who graduate from a college of university recieve a “bachelor’s” degree. This has nothing to do with being unmarried, and no body knows exactly how this word came to be associated with the degree.

If the student has done work in cultural subjects, generally called the arts he gets a B.A. degree which means bachelor of Arts. A student who specialized in scientific subject is awarded a B.Sc. degree many people do not stop their  studies at this point but go on for postgraduate studies.

The degrees they get are called M.A (Master of Arts) and M.S.c (Master of Science). Then there are some who continue from there, and when they complete a few more years of postgraduate  study and publish a “thesis” which show they have the ability to carry put independent  research, they get a degree of Ph.D (Doctor of philosophy).

Other kinds of degrees are given to people who have completed professional courses such as to be a doctor or a lawyer, but they often have to pass other exams before they can go into practice.

Our system of education is now so specialized, that colleges and universities give degrees for studies in agriculture, forestry, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, engineering, architecture, and many other professions.

One does not get a degree for the honor of having it, though, it is an achievement. In many cases, only those who have university degree can enter certain occupations and profession, such as medicine, law and so on.   

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