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Major vs Bachelor Degree - What's the difference?

Hey y'all! Can someone please explain the difference between a major and a Bachelor's degree? I'm a bit confused. For instance, if I'm aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Biology, does that mean I'm majoring in Biology? Thanks for the clarification!

6 months ago

Sure, I'd be happy to help clarify the difference between a major and a Bachelor's degree. In simple terms, a Bachelor's degree is the type of degree you'll receive upon completing a four-year undergraduate program at a college or university, while a major is the specific field of study you choose to focus on within that program.

To use your example, if you're aiming for a Bachelor's degree in Biology, that means you'll be enrolled in a Bachelor's degree program at a college or university, and you've chosen Biology as your major. In this case, you'll be taking a variety of courses, including general education requirements and electives, but the bulk of your coursework will be centered around your Biology major. By the time you graduate, you would have completed all the necessary requirements for your major as well as other degree requirements, earning you a Bachelor's degree in Biology.

So, in short, the Bachelor's degree is the more general term, representing the level of higher education you've achieved, while the major is the specialized area of study you've concentrated on within that degree program. Hope that clears things up!

6 months ago

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