baccalaureate baccalaureate  /ˌbæ kə ˈlɔ ri ət/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
  2. (n) an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies

Usage(s):

  1. This kind of discussion about what we know and how we know it is typical of a theory of knowledge class, a required element for an international-baccalaureate diploma.
  2. 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.
  3. Just last month, an 18-year-old student in central France drank himself to death while celebrating his passage of the baccalaureate exam.

News

  1. Quabbin Regional High School's designation as International Baccalaureate school is touted

    BARRE - Quabbin Regional High School's official designation as an International Baccalaureate institution is a crowning achievement, Superintendent Maureen M. Marshall told the school board at Thursday's meeting.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Worcester Telegram & Gazette

  2. Central Washington University expands bachelor's degree program to Pierce County

    Central Washington University is expanding its baccalaureate programs to community college campuses throughout the state. Through the CWU Portal Project, the university’s existing satellite campuses will become doorways to regional education networks that bring university programs to under-served communities in Pierce County and elsewhere around the state.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Tacoma News Tribune

  3. Photo: Adam Giambersio and Erin Taylor Lee at Baccalaureate

    Adam Giambersio and Erin Taylor Lee at the Baccalaureate Mass for Lord Botetourt High School graduates on June 9 at Bonsack Baptist Church. – Submitted by Shari Sutherland
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Roanoke Times

Quotes

  1. "We can't rely on A levels any more. Everybody who applies has got three or four As. They [A levels] are not very useful. The International Baccalaureate is useful but again this is just a benchmark," Sir Richard said.
    on Jun 3, 2008 By: Richard Sykes Source: Times Online

  2. "I am delighted that Andrew Bollington, currently Regional Director for the International Baccalaureate, will be taking on this important role. It carries responsibility for strategic planning and for service delivery to more than 45,000 students in...
    on Mar 12, 2009 By: Graeme Davies Source: PR Web (press release)

  3. "When Dr. Bowker joined CUNY, there were four senior colleges and a few small community colleges. When he left, there were 18 campuses offering associate and baccalaureate degrees, including six community colleges, as well as a graduate school of...
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Matthew Goldstein Source: San Diego Union Tribune

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