Appendix:Academic degrees

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Academic degrees[edit]

Undergraduate[edit]

Sub-Bachelor[edit]

UnDegree Abbreviations
First year engineering F.R.Eng.
Degree Abbreviations
Associate of Arts AA or A.A.
Brevet d'études professionnelles (France) BEP
Certificat d'aptitude professionnelle (France) CAP
Diploma of Arts Dip.Arts
Diploma of Language Studies Dip.Lang.Stud.
Diploma of Languages Dip.Lang
Diploma of Social Sciences Dip.Soc.Sc.
Diploma of Education Dip.Ed
Diploma of Music Dip.Mus.

Bachelor's Degree[edit]

Degree Abbreviations
Bachelor of Arts BA, B.A., AB, A.B. or B.Arts
Bachelor of Accountancy BAcy or B.Acy.
Bachelor of Accounting BAcc or B.Acc.
Bachelor of Animal and Veterinary Bioscience B.An.Vet.Bio.Sc.
Bachelor of Applied Science B.App.Sc.
Bachelor of Architecture BArch or B.Arch.
Bachelor of Business Administration BBA or B.B.A.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering BCE or B.C.E.
Bachelor of Commerce BComm or B.Comm., or BCom or B.Com.
Bachelor of Communications B.Comm.
Bachelor of Dental Medicine BDM or B.D.M.
Bachelor of Dental Science BDSc or B.D.Sc.
Bachelor of Dental Surgery BDS or B.D.S.; or BChD or B.Ch.D.
Bachelor of Dentistry BDent or B.Dent.
Bachelor of Design BDes or B.Des.
Bachelor of Design Computing B.Des.Comp.
Bachelor of Design in Architecture B.Des.Arch.
Bachelor of Education BEd or B.Ed.
Bachelor of Engineering BEng or B.Eng., or BE or B.E
Bachelor of Electrical Engineering BEE or B.E.E.
Bachelor of Fine Arts BFA or B.F.A.
Bachelor of Health Sciences B.Hlth.Sci
Bachelor of Information Technology BIT or B.I.T
Bachelor of International and Global Studies BIGS or B.I.G.S.
Bachelor of Law LLB or LL.B.
Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Sciences BLAS or B.L.A.S.
Bachelor of Library Science BLib or B.Lib., or BLS or B.L.S.
Bachelor of Literature BLit or B.Lit.
Bachelor of Mathematics BMath or B.Math
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering BME or B.M.E.
Bachelor of Medical Science B.Med.Sc.
Bachelor of Medicine MB or M.B.
Bachelor of Music Studies B.Mus.Studies
Bachelor of Nursing BN or B.N.
Bachelor of Pharmacy B.Pharm.
Bachelor of Political, Economic and Social Sciences B.P.E.S.S.
Bachelor of Resource Economics B.Res.Ec.
Bachelor of Science (US) BS or B.S.; (UK) BSc or B.Sc.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing BSN
Bachelor of Socio-Legal Studies BSLS or B.S.L.S.
Bachelor of Surgery BS or B.S.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science B.V.Sc.
Bachelor of Visual Arts BVA or B.V.A.

Graduate[edit]

Sub-Master's[edit]

Master's[edit]

Degrees conferred for coursework/research after having attained a bachelor's degree.

Degree Abbreviations
Master of Arts MA, M.A., or A.M.
Master of Business Administration MBA or M.B.A.
Master of Divinity MDiv or M.Div.
Master of International Studies MIS or M.I.S.
Master of Laws LLM or LL.M.
Master of Science (US) MS or M.S.; (UK) MSc or M.Sc.
Master of Social Work MSW or M.S.W.

Doctor's[edit]

Generally awarded with a research project and thesis.

Degree Abbreviations
Doctor of Audiology AuD or Au.D.
Doctor of Chiropractic DC or D.C.
Doctor of Dental Surgery DDS or D.D.S.
Doctor of Divinity DD or D.D.
Doctor of Education EdD or Ed.D.
Doctor of Jurisprudence (Juris Doctor) JD or J.D.
Doctor of Medical Dentistry DMD or D.M.D.
Doctor of Medicine MD or M.D.
Doctor of Naturopathy ND or N.D.
Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP or D.N.P.
Doctor of Optometry OD or O.D.
Doctor of Osteopathy DO or D.O.
Doctor of Pharmacy PharmD or Pharm.D.
Doctor of Philosophy PhD, Ph.D., DPhil, D.Phil., DPh, or D.Ph.
Doctor of Physical Therapy DPT or D.P.T.
Doctor of Psychology PsyD or Psy.D.
Doctor of Science DSc or D.Sc.
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM or D.V.M.