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It's not that one is more popular than the other, it's just that each has a specific purpose, and scope as indicated below.

The Bachelor of Arts degree (BA) has a broader scope, with a strong emphasis on the humanities, theoretical and general knowledge in a recognized discipline, interdisciplinary field, or of a professional study.

The Bachelor of Science degree (BS) is more of a focused approach with a science base to include a balance of liberal arts, technological knowledge, math and computer oriented skills, and practical skills needed for a particular discipline within the field.

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In college what is BA and BS?

In college a BA is a bachelors degree of arts. A BS is a bachelors degree in science. Most students get a BA.

What is a BS or BA?

A BA is a bachelor of arts degree, a BS is a bachelor of science degree. Both take four years to earn.

Biology degree is a BS degree?

It varies from school to school. Some schools also offer a BA which is a more general degree. BS in biology will be a more targeted degree. For example Saint Leo University in Florida offers a BS in biology while Florida Gulf Coast University offers a BA.

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does a person with a bachelor's degree earns than a person with a master's degree and than a person with a PhD?

A million more in their lifetime with a BA/BS.

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Yes. MAybe Bachelor's degree (BA or BS) required.

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The BA and BS is a general degree category from which many specific programs of study fall.

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