​Bachelor’s degree – Stick carrier

Bachelor’s degree – Qualification achieved when graduating university for the first time. 

Today is my graduation, I will be a bachelor, as a married man this seems a little odd, so why do we call it a bachelor’s degree? The term was first used in this way in the 1620s and was a variation of the Latin word ‘baccalarius’, which in Roman times referred to a person studying under a master, the student having attained a certain level, but not yet gained their own license (to become a master). The term originally refered to the ‘baculum’, Latin for ‘staff’, that the students would often carry.

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