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academic degree

n. an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study; "he earned his degree at Princeton summa cum laude" [syn: degree]

Academic degree

An academic degree is the state of recognized completion of studies at a school or university. A diploma is generally issued in recognition of having satisfactorily completed the prescribed course of study. The most common degree awarded today is a Bachelor's degree.

Higher education institutions commonly offer master’s, doctoral, academic certificates, and professional degrees.

Usage examples of "academic degree".

When the department chair, who had also headed up one of her Saturday seminars, found out she was looking, he had offered her the job immediately, subject, of course, to the appropriate due diligence on her academic degree and an FBI recommendation.

Poor old Patrick with his dusty academic degree could never hope to match her when it came to busi 52 PETER F.

But to be working on an advanced academic degree on the very people she had to roust .

That Keith Torellen was trying to take an academic degree here told me more about his adopting family than if I had hired a professional information service.

He was stuck on this crappy sugar-covered planet, with no academic degree, no chance to get into a decent college, and no connections.