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Interesting little wonky tidbit [Oct. 8th, 2005|08:12 am]
I will be graduating with a "B.S." and not a "B.A." Really. And that holds true if I major in English or History. It's because of the Education Program component, or something.


[User Picture]From: frommy
2005-10-08 12:53 pm (UTC)
That's a good thing. In a lot of fields, a B.S. is considered more rigorous than a B.A.
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[User Picture]From: nchanter
2005-10-08 01:04 pm (UTC)
I understand that. Actually, in this case it means that I'll have done less work in my liberal arts major, but my diploma will have 2 majors on it. No, I don't get two seperate diplomas because the state of Mass doesn't *actually* allow for undergrads to major in education, so lesley fudges it a little, and I come out with a B.S. It's the B.S. in a humanities that just seems odd.
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From: aelscha
2005-10-09 11:55 pm (UTC)
B.S.s are generally perceived as a bit more rigorous, B.A.s are generally a bit more rounded. I know here (UNH), the only institution-wide difference is that B.A.s have a foreign language requirement and the B.S.s don't, but in the depts that have both options, there are usu. more dept courses required for a B.S. Thus the rigorous vs. rounded trade-off. Some employers like B.A.s better.

But yes, a B.S. in humanities is weird. Don't think UNH lets you do that. Then again, up here undergrads are allowed to study edumacation.
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