The Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) is one kind of Bachelor degrees and usually the first academic degree that is achieved at a university or other higher education institutions. The study duration of a Bachelor’s programme is usually three to four years.
Usually it is referred to as undergraduate studies. In the UK a three-year Bachelor is also referred to as Basic or Minors Bachelor whereas the four-year Bachelor is referred to as honours Bachelor (or Bachelor (Honours)).
According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved for a Bachelor’s degree. The total amount of credits for a 3-year Bachelor is accordingly 180 ECTS. For a 4-year Bachelor 240 ECTS respectively.
The Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.) is mainly awarded to students of universities in the areas of natural sciences, humanities, business sciences, engineering sciences, mathematics and informatics.