How important does one think the exact name of a degree is? Suppose a student had a BASc in Software Engineering (Bachelor of Applied Science, somewhat common in Canada) or a student with a BSE degree (Bachelor of Software Engineering, as awarded by, say Waterloo), would you perceive the students differently? Do you know of instances where this may have affected a student in a job search or in grad school admissions?

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The students would be perceived the same. When applying for a graduate program, you submit your transcripts. The classes you took, your letters of recommendation, and your grades would be more important than the name of your degree.

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