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The baccalaureate is an academic degree awarded by the College to students who successfully complete undergraduate requirements in a planned, approved program that typically requires four years of full-time study. The College offers four such baccalaureate degree programs: Bachelor of Science (BS), Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA), and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Each requires the successful completion of an academic major, the General Education program and certain other academic requirements.
In addition, Brockport offers both a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in two distinctive formats through the Delta College Program, Brockport’s unique time-variable degree program. The specific requirements for each degree are summarized on the linked pages. Additional information concerning the Delta College degree programs appears in Chapter VI.
While certain programs of study lead only to the Bachelor of Science or the Bachelor of Arts, in most cases students may pursue either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts. The distinction between the two lies in the number of liberal arts credits required (90 for the BA, 60 for the BS), and in the requirement for competency in a foreign language for those pursuing the Bachelor of Arts. Thus, a student majoring in chemistry, for example, may choose to pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science.
A complete explanation of academic policies and procedures appears on Brockport’s web site under Undergraduate Student Policies.