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Good Thinking: Baccalaureate

by Dr. Don Keuhle

In ancient France, the foot soldiers in the army were called “bas chevaliers”, or in the common vernacular “bacheliers.” Once these men had been tested in battle, they received the honored title of “baccalarius,” One who had struggled in battle and had emerged victorious. Later, this term would be used in the academic world.

The “baccalaurius” would be one who had struggled, been tested, and deemed

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