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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Difference?

wvgalwvgal Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
edited January 2005 in Brown University
Ya stupid question i know, but just wanting to know the main difference between the two and the class requirements for each
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Replies to: Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science Difference?

  • TroglodyteTroglodyte Registered User Posts: 35 Junior Member
    Bachelor of Science in general has a greater credit requirement and may ask that you take more advanced classes to fill that requirement than you would need to for an A.B.
  • axlifteraxlifter Registered User Posts: 93 Junior Member
    B.S. requires an extra rec for Brown.
  • ThomasH32ThomasH32 Registered User Posts: 731 Member
    The main difference between a B.A. and B.S. is that in a Bachelor of Arts degreee, you are required to take more Liberal Arts/Humanities classes. In a Bachelor of Science degree, you are required to take more Science/Mathematics classes. It's strictly a personal preference.
  • jamesah1jamesah1 Registered User Posts: 134 Junior Member
    That's not exactly true at Brown Thomas. You can complete an A.B. and still take mostly science classes. The only difference is in the number of courses you have to take for your major. The Sc.B. requires more courses (normally all of which are at a higher level than the courses required for the A.B.).
  • dcircledcircle Registered User Posts: 1,846 Senior Member
    a few of the science concentrations (like biology) give you the option of getting an A.B. or Sc.B. (jamesah1's description is dead on)

    some, like neuroscience are mandatory Sc.B.

    others (like history...for obvious reasons) can only be an A.B.
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