Degrees, Programs and Courses
Academic degrees are lowercase when spelled out:
- baccalaureate degree
- bachelor's degree
- science degree
- master's degree
- doctoral degree
*Note the plural form: bachelor's degrees; master's degrees; doctoral degrees.
Capitalize Dalhousie degrees when referring to them by their proper name:
- Bachelor of Science
Degree abbreviations do not contain periods. When following a person’s name, abbreviations of degrees awarded by Dalhousie should include the year of graduation.
- John Smith, PhD’89
- Jane Doe, MA’77
- John Smith completed his BA at Oxford.
Names of majors, minors, concentrations, and programs are lowercased within text.