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Undergraduate and Professional Degrees Conferred by the University of Pennsylvania (1757-2003):
Overview

 

The University of Pennsylvania has offered and conferred more than 100 different degrees since it awarded the degree of Bachelor of Arts (A.B.) to the six members of its first graduating class in 1757. The names of Penn's earned degrees and the dates during which they were offered or awarded are listed on the pages linked below.

 

Earned degrees, undergraduate and professional, offered and awarded by the Schools of the University

Research degrees offered by the Schools of the University and awarded by the Graduate Council of the Faculties

 

Please note that information on Penn's honorary degrees may be found in "Honorary Degrees" on the University's Commencement Web Site.

Please also note that these lists are designed for historical information only. The University's main web site contains information about the current Penn undergraduate degree programs and current Penn graduate and professional degree programs.

 

Bachelor of Physic (M.B.) Diploma Awarded to James Tilton in 1768
Bachelor of Physic (M.B.) Diploma
Awarded to James Tilton in 1768

Bachelor of Finance (B.F.) Diploma Awarded to Robert M. Adams in 1882
Bachelor of Finance (B.F.) Diploma Awarded
to Robert M. Adams in 1884