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Degree Program

What does the academic term Degree Program mean in higher education?

Degree Program

Degree Program definition

Short Definition

Degree Program is a set of courses and requirements leading to a specific degree, such as a bachelor's, master's, or doctoral degree.

In-depth Overview

Degree Program

Long definition: A "Degree Program" refers to a structured academic curriculum offered by an educational institution that leads to the attainment of a specific academic degree or diploma. It encompasses a set of required and elective courses, as well as other academic requirements, designed to provide students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in a particular field of study.

Etymology: The word "degree" comes from the Latin word "degressus", meaning "a step or a stage". "Program" originates from the Late Latin word "programma", which means "a written public notice or proclamation". Together, "Degree Program" signifies a structured course of study leading to an academic achievement.

Synonyms or related academic terms: Academic Program, Educational Program, Course of Study, Curriculum.

Examples of Use:

  • Mary enrolled in a Bachelor of Science degree program in Biology.
  • The university offers a Master's degree program in Computer Science.

Spanish: Programa de Grado
French: Programme de Diplôme
German: Studiengang
Italian: Corso di Laurea
Portuguese: Programa de Grau
Japanese: 学位プログラム (Gakui Puroguramu)
Chinese (Simplified): 学位课程 (Xuéwèi Kèchéng)
Hindi: डिग्री कार्यक्रम (Degree Kaaryakram)

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Degree Program

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