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Bachelor of Science 28 87.50%
Baccalaureate in Science 4 12.50%
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Old 10-22-2009, 03:24 PM
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So I'm filling out the paperwork for my graduation in December and I have to choose what I want printed on my diploma. Can choose either Bachelor of or Baccalaureate in .... Anyone have a preference for one of these? Both mean the same thing, but I hate having to make choices.


Also probably have to choose between the getting a BA or BSc, but it seems like the logical choice would be to get the one in science.



Anyhow stupid question ... just needed a break from studying.
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Baccalaureate looks foreign and pretentious. If that's your style, go for it, otherwise, be a bachelor.
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baccalaureate makes it sound like you graduated from an all womans college
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I guess Bachelor of Science it is then ... unless Bachelor of Arts sound better

Baccalaureate is the default though, odd. Even worse is for the Masters = Magisteriate


Could also get my degree in French instead, but that would be an even bigger waste.
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Science > Arts.

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You're getting a BSc and studying for CAS 9?
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I may be wrong, since my school only offered a B.S., but I was under the impression that a B.A. and a B.S. were separate degrees with separate course requirements, not just a name that you can pick which one you prefer.
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I guess Bachelor of Science it is then ... unless Bachelor of Arts sound better
Bachelor of Arts makes you sound imaginative and open-minded. actuarial departments will frown upon this.
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I was reading some blog (listening to some podcast?) recently where an econ prof was saying that his department had tried to do away with the BA in economics altogether. The university wouldn't let them. So they just changed the requirements of the BA in their department to be identical to the ones for the BS.
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I may be wrong, since my school only offered a B.S., but I was under the impression that a B.A. and a B.S. were separate degrees with separate course requirements, not just a name that you can pick which one you prefer.
That was the case at my school. For the mathematics degree, the B.S. had all the B.A. requirements + two semesters of physics (200+ level) + one additional 300-level math course.
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