What's better, a BA or a BS degree?

Neither. The difference is only in the courses required to obtain the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS) degree and is largely based on your preference of coursework. For most majors, you may select either the BA or BS degree. There are exceptions to this rule. For example, if you major in any of the Maseeh College of Engineering and Computer Science programs you will be required to complete a BS degree; if you major in any World Languages and Literatures program, Applied Linguistics or International Studies, you can only earn a BA.