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Degrees, Programs and Courses


Academic degrees are lowercase when spelled out:

  • baccalaureate degree
  • bachelor's degree
  • science degree
  • master's degree
  • doctoral degree
  • doctorate
    *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.