What is a fake bachelor’s diploma?
Just like a fake master’s diploma and a fake doctorate, a fake bachelor’s diploma can be obtained from a novelty diploma shop online. Buying this type of diploma does not require enrollment and attendance to a four-year undergraduate institution or university. You can buy a diploma certificate that includes your name, chosen major and minor, the name of a school you would have liked to attend or the name of a fake school, a seal, and signatures. This diploma is often bought to be framed and displayed in public, usually at an office or in a room. It can be that the individual who buys the diploma has a bachelor’s degree in real life but they require another copy for display purposes or to supplant a legitimate, damaged copy.
A fake bachelor’s diploma can also be obtained through a diploma mill. Diploma mills are a term used to refer to unaccredited online institutions that claim they can provide degrees that require little to no academic work, course attendance, or credits. They are often institutions “accredited” by accreditation mills: they are phantom institutions that fake accreditation for fake online schools. In this case, the student often does not know that they have paid for an invalid degree from an unaccredited university. Obtaining such degrees is financially and professionally risky. The fake degree recipient risks to lose their job once their degrees are exposed as fake and they will lose their money because they paid for a degree that is not legitimate.
Bachelor’s degrees are three- to four-year degrees based on the North American liberal arts university system, a system that has its roots in Scottish universities. These degrees require students to take up to two years of introductory and general studies courses; many of these courses are advanced versions of courses given at high school: maths, sciences, language, writing and composition, general history, among other courses that can be deemed as introductory and/or mandatory at a specific university. The rest of the degree comprises of courses taken for a specific major, or the main specialization. The major is a requisite to obtain a degree in a specific subject, like chemistry, biology, English literature, or applied mathematics. The minor is an optional set of courses, usually up to six courses, that are not a requirement for graduation but that can serve as a sub-specialization. For example, students can obtain a bachelor of arts in History (major) with a minor in theatre or performance arts. The major and the minor allow students to combine knowledge and open the possibilities to more career options in their professional future.