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What's the difference between a B.A. and a B.S. degree?

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) requirements provide a breadth of preparation in the humanities, arts, social sciences and sciences beyond what is required in the baccalaureate core. Students must obtain second-year proficiency in a second language, including American Sign Language, at the college level with a grade of at least C-.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) requirements provide a depth of preparation in scientific and quantitative approaches to understanding in the sciences and social sciences beyond what is required in the baccalaureate core. Students must complete a 15-credit block of science, computer science and quantitative studies.

Both degree options require comparable demands of time and effort by students. Students should confirm with their appropriate college for any modifications to the requirements.