Academic Degrees

In General

  • No punctuation for academic degrees: BA, BIS, BMus, BS, MA, PhD, MFA

  • Spell out lesser-known degree titles at first mention, use acronym after

  • Do not capitalize spelled-out names for a degree (bachelor of arts degree, bachelor of interdisciplinary studies, master’s degree, the doctorate)

  • Do not use a comma between the degree and class year (BA 1948)