1An examination intended to qualify successful candidates for higher education. See also International Baccalaureate.
- To earn a high school diploma, students must take an exam called a baccalaureate.
- Pupils taking a science baccalaureate would be obliged to study a foreign language and those studying the arts version would have to include basic maths and science.
- The Harrogate and Knaresborough MP said the new baccalaureate should allow higher rewards for pupils taking subjects like maths.
2A university bachelor’s degree: [as modifier]: baccalaureate degrees
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- Recently, St. George's University began offering baccalaureate degree programs at its school of arts and sciences.
- His baccalaureate and doctoral degrees are from the University of Pennsylvania.
- The university could be offering a four-year baccalaureate degree program in midwifery through the faculty of nursing as early as September.
3US A religious service held at some educational institutions before commencement, including a farewell sermon to the graduating students.
- But when I got there on a recent Sunday morning, I learned that it wasn't so much a graduation as a baccalaureate, which is some sort of religious ceremony.
Words that rhyme with baccalaureatelaureate, professoriate
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