Bachelor of Arts and Science

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Bachelor of Arts and Science(s) (BA&Sc, BASc, BAS, B.A.&Sc., B.A.Sc., or B.A.S.), sometimes also named Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA),[1] is an undergraduate bachelor's degree conferred by a small number of universities from countries including the United States, Canada,[2] the United Kingdom,[3] New Zealand,[4] Australia, and France.[5] There is no one set way in which a Bachelor of Arts and Science programme is generally structured but they generally involve students taking interdisciplinary courses from both the liberal arts and the sciences,[2] and/or require a student to complete the general requirements for a bachelor's degree for two different academic majors (or academic minors) — one that usually leads to a BA degree and one that usually leads to a BSc degree.[3] The degrees are generally designed to be completed in three to four years, depending on the institution.

Technically speaking, in English-speaking universities it is not an example of a double degree, as universities only confer a single degree.[6][7] However, Sciences Po, the only French-speaking university to offer the programme, grants a dual Bachelor's degree upon completion.[5]


  1. ^ Introducing the New Bachelor of Science and Arts (BSA) in the College of Natural Sciences - website of University of Texas at Austin
  2. ^ a b "Our Program". Quest University. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Arts and Sciences (BASc) programmes". UCL. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)". University of Otago. Retrieved 21 September 2020.
  5. ^ a b "Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (BASC) - An interdisciplinary Dual Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences". Sciences Po. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  6. ^ UC Davis Registrar "A student who completes all requirements for approved multiple majors in which one major normally leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree and another normally leads to a Bachelor of Science degree, will receive a Bachelor of Arts and Science degree."
  7. ^ "Stanford University Registrar". Archived from the original on 2011-05-07. Retrieved 2011-01-31.