Definition of "bachelor's degree" [bachelor's degree]

  • An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete the undergraduate curriculum. Also called baccalaureate. (noun)
  • A degree conferred on a person who has successfully completed his or her undergraduate studies (noun)

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Use "bachelor's degree" in a sentence
  • "Charlotte Bloomberg , nee Rubens, earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from New York University in 1929."