Reader Question: My University offers both a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Psychology. What is the difference between these two degrees? Is one degree better than the other?
Generally speaking, a Bachelor of Arts degree focuses on more liberal arts general education courses. Students who choose this degree may also be required to complete a foreign language component.
A Bachelor of Science degree will typically focus on more science and mathematics courses. Students pursuing a B.S. in Psychology may have to take more lab and statistics general education classes. The subject-matter area of the degree may also focus more on research methods and applied psychology courses. Learn more about the differences between a B.A. and a B.S. degree in psychology.