It is acceptable to spell out the degree or to abbreviate it, depending on the context.
When describing and spelling out a degree, use lower case and apostrophes.
- There are many baccalaureate degrees.
- He earned a bachelor’s degree in physics. She is working towards a master’s degree.
- She has a bachelor of arts degree in English.
- The School of Graduate Studies conferred 97 master’s degrees in the fall convocation.
Within the body of a text, details of a degree may be written out as follows.
- Dale Smith earned her BA(Hons.) in history.
- Judy Shreiber graduated with a master’s degree last year.
Within a graduate profile, shorten as much as possible, including the year of graduation.
- Dale Smith (BA Hons.'79) now works in Guam as a consultant.
- July Shreiber (MA'98) is now pursuing doctoral work at Harvard University.
Other degrees and designations - Quick Reference - not complete, samples only
- BA(Police Studies)
- B.Ed., B.Ed.(Native and Northern)
- Honorary D.Litt.
- Honorary LLD