А вот смотрим определение

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Дата и время сообщения: 23 July 2008 at 23:23:26:

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Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus, is an undergraduate bachelor's degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both.

Так что в силу какой либо исторической традиции эта нелепица и осталась.
Difference between the BA and BS/BSc

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS or BSc) are similar in some countries in that they are the most common undergraduate degrees. In the United States and Canada (except Quebec), both degrees incorporate a general education component (matriculants take courses in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and mathematics). They typically require students to declare an academic major, take a certain number of elective courses, and sometimes have basic skills components (writing or computer proficiency exams), however, in countries not requiring a general education component—such as Australia and the European Union—the subjects studied likely are different in each degree. In many cases, an academic minor or second major is also obtained. At some institutions, a small number of academic programs are considered to be comprehensive and do not require a minor area of study.

The BSc degree typically specifies more courses in the major (or cognate fields) than does the BA degree. The BA focuses on creating a well-rounded graduate through formal study of the arts, letters, and humanities. The BSc degree tends to be awarded more often in the natural sciences (and to some extent, the social sciences) than in the humanities. In the United States, the BSc is often awarded in pre-professional academic majors more than purely academic ones. Beyond these differences, the variation between the BA degree and the BSc degree depends on the policies of the colleges and universities. This can often manifest in unusual ways; for example, physics and biology majors are often given BA degrees, while business majors are sometimes given BSc degrees.

То есть в данном случае логики нет - по всей видимосто есть традиция .
А вот в названии факультетов и в распрделении дисциплин по факультетам есть . ;)

2824. Может ли история стать настоящей наукой? - Jetset 14:32 14.07.08 (414)
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