The first degree that you get when you finish a 3-4 (usually 4) year course at a college or university. It may also be referred to as a baccalaureate.


There are two most common types of bachelor's degrees: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science. Some accredited universities offer specialized degrees, such as the Bachelor of Engineering.


He earned a bachelor's degree in technology and a master's degree of science.


:: Types of different degree levels ::

Degree Level

Average Completion

Associate degree

2 years

Bachelor's degree

4 years

Master's degree

1-2 years

Doctoral degree

2+ years


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