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What is the difference between BS and BA?

Asked by R. Barnes, Last updated: Jul 22, 2020

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W. Ira

W. Ira

Answered Nov 21, 2019

Some of the courses that you will see in college may seem confusing. BS stands for Bachelor of Science while BA stands for Bachelor of the Arts. These are both 4-year undergraduate degrees. The main difference between the two is the subjects that will be focused on during the four years that the students will learn.

Some of the courses that you will see in college may seem confusing. BS stands for Bachelor of
For example, two students may both be taking Psychology, but one will take BA while the other one will take BS. The one who will take BA will deal more with social courses such as humanities, social studies, and philosophy. The student taking BS will be taking more science courses like organic chemistry, biochemistry, and so much more.

 

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Jun 24, 2019

BS and BA are the short forms of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. BS is a three to 5 years degree program whereas BA is a three years courses in the University, although this also depends on the type of university you are getting the award. There are some differences between Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. The main difference between the two undergraduate courses is their approaches to topics under them. Bachelor of Science is more of a technical course than Bachelor of Arts because it focuses on a more experimental approaches to studies on various science related courses.

BS and BA are the short forms of Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts. BS is a three to 5 years
Bachelor of Science is usually awarded on courses that have relationship with chemistry, biology, physics and mathematics. BA, on the other hand, gives a broader understanding in a particular field of study and together with courses that are based on humanity, history, languages, literatures. Bachelor of Arts will not really make whoever studying it to have a well-grounded knowledge about a specific area of study, because the undergraduate course is a broader one that focuses on many areas of study.

 

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