A baccalaureate degree is the same thing as a bachelor's degree. The degree is awarded after a specific number of hours is completed at a college level.
The specific number of hours varies depending on the university and the type of coursework varies depending on the subject that a student majors in. For example, if a student is working towards a bachelor's of science, they will be required to take specific science classes along with basic education courses. The length of time it takes to earn the degree depends on the class load of the student and the hours required for completion.