It’s the eternal fight. The one that comes up again and again, be it at pre’s, when you and your science studying friends have had one too many VKs, at home when your parents question if you really made the right degree decision, and sometimes even a fight in your own head, when you ask yourself those exact same questions.
But of course, anyone who is studying a BA (which is anyone who’s anyone really), knows that there can only ever be one true, unadulterated winner of the war between the BA and the BSc.
To put it bluntly, we are spectacular communicators.
And isn’t communication one of the pillars of human civilisation? Okay so BSc students may have far-out extensive knowledges of time, space, bodies, how things work and everything in between, but is any of that information even useful at all if you can’t write or talk about it? When our dear BSc friends have an essay question, or need to submit a job or internship application, that’s when they come running to us. Proofing for grammar and spelling is our jam. We can make sentences sound silky smooth like butter, or whatever silicone based substance you’re writing about, and we know you’ll be thanking us for it for days.
As well as sparkling writers, the BA crew are orators of all sorts. Our degrees are in learning how to write, speak and most of all argue convincingly. We know how to put facts together in a way that is interesting, and informative. If a fight ever did break out between the BAs and the BScs, we’d for sure be able to either talk our way out of it or win it with our sparkling rhetoric. Arguments are kind of our thing.
While your BSc friends may try to convince you that you’ll never get a job with your BA degree, we here on the BA team would argue quite the contrary. Studying a BA gives you an insurmountable number of skills that are actually very useful in all aspects of life. Critical thinking and quality of writing and speaking aren’t qualities that you just happen upon. They’re ones that need honing and work. They’re ones that affect how other people see, hear and encounter you. Qualities of communication help you make an impression on the world around you. And we’ve spent three years or more practicing these skills.
BAs and BSc’s focus on very different skill sets, and we here who are completing BAs will always champion the amazing things we learn as part of our degrees.