Appendix:Academic degrees

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Academic degrees





UnDegree Abbreviations
First year engineering F.R.Eng.
Degree Abbreviations
Associate of Arts AA or A.A.
Associate of Science AS or A.S.
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

Degree Abbreviations
Bachelor of Arts BA, B.A., AB, A.B. or B.Arts
Bachelor of Science And Arts BSA
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. or B.A.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 Computer Application BCA
Bachelor of Dental Hygiene BDH Or B.D.H
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 Electronic Commerce BEC or B.E-COM.
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 B.M.
Bachelor of Music Studies B.Mus.Studies
Bachelor of Nursing BN or B.N.
Bachelor of Pharmacy B.Pharm.
Bachelor of Philosophy B.Ph.
Bachelor of Policing B.Pol.
Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) B.Pol.I.
Bachelor of Professional Studies B.P.S
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 Dental Hygiene BSDH Or B.S.D.H
Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health BS.EOH
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 Technology BTech or B.Tech.
Bachelor of Veterinary Science B.V.Sc.
Bachelor of Visual Arts BVA or B.V.A.



for Postgraduates, first level are certificates with abbreviation of GCert (Graduate Certificate)or GradCert followed by Diplomas Postgraduate Diplomas PGradDip





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

Degree Abbreviations
Master of Architecture (Professional Degree) or Master of Science in Architecture (Research Degree) M.Arch., M.S.
Master of Arts MA, M.A., or A.M.
Master of Business Administration MBA or M.B.A.
Master of Chemistry MChem
Master of Commerce MCom or M.Com
Master of Computer Application MCA
Master of Divinity MDiv or M.Div.
Master of Education (Master of Science in Education) M.Ed., M.S.Ed., or MSEd.
Master of Emergency Management MEM or M.E.M.
Master of Emergency and Disaster Management MEDM or M.E.D.M.
Master of Engineering M.E., MEng or M.Eng.
Master of Engineering Management MSEM
Master of Fine Arts MFA or M.F.A.
Master of Health or Healthcare Management MSc.HM or MHM
Master of Health Infromatics MSc.HI or MHI
Master of International Affairs MIA or M.I.A.
Master of International Studies MIS or M.I.S.
Master of Laws LLM or LL.M.
Master of Library Science MLS
Master of Liberal Arts MLA
Master of Library and Information Science MLIS
Master of Music M.M.
Master of Professional Studies MPS
Master of Public Administration MPA or M.P.A.
Master of Public Health MPH or M.P.H.
Master of Science (US) MS or M.S.; (UK) MSc or M.Sc.
Master of Science in Information MSI or M.S.I.
Master of Science in Environmental and Occupational Health MS.EOH or M.S.EOH
Master of Social Work MSW or M.S.W.
Master of Strategic Foresight MSF or M.S.F.
Master of Sustainable Energy and Environmental Management MSEEM
Master of Technology MTech or M.Tech.
Master of Technology Managment MTM
Master of Theology ThM or Th.M.



Generally awarded with a research project and thesis.

Degree Abbreviations
Doctor of Acupuncture DAc or D.Ac. or DAc.
Doctor of Audiology AuD or Au.D.
Doctor of Biblical Studies DBS, D.B.S. or DB
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 Immortality ImD or Im.D.
Doctor of Law and Policy LP.D. or DLP
Doctor of Dental Medicine DMD or D.M.D.
Doctor of Medicine MD or M.D.
Doctor of Ministry DMin
Doctor of Metaphysics Dr. mph.
Doctor of Musical Arts D.M.A.
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 Practical Theology DPT or D.P.T.
Doctor of Psychology PsyD or Psy.D.
Doctor of Public Health DrPH
Doctor of Religious Sciences Dr. sc. rel. or D.R.S.
Doctor of Science DSc, D.Sc. or ScD
Doctor of Theology D.Th., Th.D. or ThD
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine DVM or D.V.M.