Talk:Bachelor's degree

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Colombia[edit]

Section about high school studies does not apply, because this article is about university studies at bachelor (or equivalent) level. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 200.71.77.54 (talk) 11:31, 5 September 2013 (UTC)

Costa Rica and El Salvador[edit]

These are Central American countries, but are listed in North America — Preceding unsigned comment added by 189.31.231.57 (talk) 14:53, 28 September 2013 (UTC)

No BS Degree[edit]

On the list of types of Bachelor's degrees, the venerable BS, Bachelor of Science, is missing. Steelangel (talk) 22:13, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

laurel berries, golden sceptres, etc.[edit]

I am amazed that for years this fakelore hase remained unchallenged. Somebody even added a "reference" to "substantiate" it.

The term "bachelor" for a junior member of a university dates to the 14th century. Later, I presume in the 17th century or so, it is very well possible that playful association with bacca lauri and baculum aureatum etc. was made. At the time, it was assumed that everyone concerned knew Latin and was aware that this was punning, not etymology. But now, I assume, "bachelors" do no longer know any Latin and the pun has become a folk etymology. --dab (𒁳) 13:26, 2 June 2014 (UTC)