Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree in US

Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree in US 

The universities in US offer a BA degree in Arts besides B.Sc. or S.B. The BA degree has lot of foreign takers, just like B.Sc. The BA degree offered in US is little different than that offered in India. This article will help you in knowing some of the differences and requirements in BA degree courses in US and India

In most cases the BA courses consists of general studies, major, core and elective necessities. In many courses the students can choose specific concentrations within a degree courses or they can select general course. Those students who wish to do BA degree can also choose a “minor”. Any program that is does not fulfill the necessities of core and major is termed as minor, hence students can study more subjects rather than just completing their degree.

List of some Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree programs in US

  • Bachelor of Art in Education
  • Legal Studies
  • Psychology
  • Travel and Tourism Management
  • Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Sociology

There is one more difference in BA programs offered by US and India is the duration of the course. In US the BA degree program is of 4 years, whereas in India it is of 3 years program.

The course curriculum is set in two parts- General Education and Core Subject. To get a degree, the students have to obtain minimum number of credits in general education and in core subjects as well.

Subjects of General Education BA degree program

  • Social Science
  • History
  • Literature
  • English Composition
  • Mathematics
  • Humanities
  • Political Science

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Bachelors of Arts (BA) Degree in US


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