Scottish degrees

Beth Shuster eoshuster at UCDAVIS.EDU
Fri Feb 23 15:43:37 EST 1996

On 23 Feb 1996 17:18:48 GMT, Hilary Bates <hbates at> wrote:

>All first degrees at Oxford (and Cambridge) are BA, regardless of
>subject. (Even engineering!) It's for historic reasons, dating from
>the days when only arts subjects were studied.

This is also true at some U.S. liberal arts colleges.  My undergraduate
degree in Biochemistry was a B.A. (actually, since the diploma was in
Latin, it's officially an A.B.!).


Beth Shuster
Dept. of Viticulture & Enology       phone: (916) 752-8035
Univ. of California                  fax:   (916) 752-0382
Davis, CA  95616-8598                e-mail: eoshuster at

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