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Bachelor’s Degree

This award normally requires at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes all bachelor’s degrees conferred in a five-year cooperative education (work-study) program as well as degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years.

Black or African-American

The race of a person who has origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa.