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    Whats the difference between a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science? and which one is better?
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    Neither is specifically better or worse than the other.
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    (Original post by kinglynx)
    Whats the difference between a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science? and which one is better?
    It's just the name given to a certain degree, usually because of the field the degree being awarded is in (eg. BA for English Lit and BSc for Chemistry). Oxford and Cambridge award a BA to any graduate, regardless of the subject they are graduating in.

    In some subjects, such as Economics or Geography, you will receive either a BA or a BSc and this will reflect the content you studied over the course of the degree.

    There are other variants too, LLB for Law, BEng for Engineering, BEd for Education etc. and none is superior to the other. For example a Masters in anything is, officially, superior to any Bachelors.

    There are lots of degrees, the most common of which are Bachelors (BSc, BA, LLB, BEd, BEng etc.), Masters (MA, Msc etc.) and Doctorate (usually PhD or DPil.).

    Also, BS and BSc are very different things...
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    Neither are better than the other, it's just that BAs are attributed to certain arts subjects like English, while BScs are for science-based subjects like Physics. Which one is 'better' all depends on your career aspirations and goals.

    As the poster above said, traditionally Oxford and Cambridge only award BAs but that does not mean it's worth less than a BSc from elsewhere.
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    Ohhh okay, so it doesnt affect anything in regards to employment etc?
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    Not at all
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    (Original post by kinglynx)
    Ohhh okay, so it doesnt affect anything in regards to employment etc?
    Not at all, you just need to make sure the degree you have gets you into the career you're aiming for.
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    I must be very tired - something about the idea of B.A versus bull-**** amused me. :getmecoat:
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    (Original post by kinglynx)
    Ohhh okay, so it doesnt affect anything in regards to employment etc?
    In almost every area, no it won't make a difference. The only time it might is when there's an option for a BA or a BSc in a particular area (geography and economics are two which spring to mind) and you chose the 'other' one.

    However, it's really unlikely to make a difference.

    Also, to everyone who's making the BS jokes, Americans call the BSc degree a BS. Hopefully that's not a reflection on their quality of education at all...
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    LOL Thanks guys hahaha
 
 
 
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