|What is a Bachelor Degree?|
A bachelor degree is a university degree awarded to students who complete a full 3 or 4-year undergraduate curriculum (course of study). Bachelor degrees may also be referred to as baccalaureate degrees. Most students enter a bachelor degree program directly from high school after STPM, A-Levels or Matriculation or after completing a diploma program.
What are the benefits of having a Bachelor degree?
A bachelor degree offers many benefits and opportunities. Having a bachelor degree:
Can significantly increase your earnings
Opens the door to many more career options, job opportunities, and promotions than you might be eligible for with a high school certificate or diploma
Is a standard requirement for admission into accredited master’s and doctorate degree program
What is required for admission to a Bachelor degree program?
Universities have different criteria for admitting students to their bachelor degree programs, but the basic requirements usually include: STPM, Matriculation, A-Levels, Diploma or Foundation Program
Types of Bachelor degrees
Bachelor degrees are available in a wide range of disciplines, but the most common general degrees are the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and the Bachelor of Science (B.S.). Many bachelor’s degrees are awarded as concentrations of one of these two degrees, although there are numerous bachelor degrees named specifically for their subject areas.
A degree may be awarded with or without honours, with the class of an honours degree based on the average mark of the assessed work a candidate has completed. Below is a list of the possible classifications with common abbreviations.
Honours degrees are in bold:
First Class Honours (First or 1st or 1:1) (70%+)
Second Class Honours, Upper Division (2:1) (60%+)
Second Class Honours, Lower Division (2:2) (50%+)
Third Class Honours (Third or 3rd) (40%+)
Ordinary degree (Pass)
If students fail the course