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|Bachelor of Arts vs Bachelor of Science|
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree offers a broad-based program, with less major hours and more elective hours.
The BA degree permits the maximum flexibility within a program, while the BS degree is more focused in its requirements.
Some students prefer the BA degree, as it allows a sampling of a variety of fields and the opportunity to design a unique combination of courses. Other students choose the BS degree because it is more specialized. There is no one rule or standard opinion as to which degree program is better.
Generally, students wishing to attend medical school are encouraged to seek degrees in fields of study that they enjoy and to plan alternative career paths while in college. Regardless of strength of application, admission to medical school is never certain. The choice between BA and BS in a particular field may depend on career options other than medical school.
For specific careers or graduate programs, there may be a preference for BA or BS. There may be other preferences as well, such as strong communication or leadership skills. Visit Career Services and speak with your advisor if you have specific career or advanced degree goals.