Academic degrees are capitalized only when the full name of the degree is used, such as Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science. General references, such as bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree, are not capitalized.
Abbreviations such as BA, MS, and PhD should be used in text only when there is a need to identify many people by academic degree and use of the full names would be cumbersome.
In most writing, use of the general terms bachelor’s or bachelor’s degree; master’s or master’s degree; and doctorate or doctoral degree are preferred to use of the full name of the degree or initials.
Use an apostrophe (possessive) with bachelor’s degree and master’s degree, but not when stating the full name of the degree, such as Bachelor of Arts or Master of Science. Do not use an apostrophe (possessive) with associate degree or doctoral degree.
Only those with an MD are referred to as Dr. and then only on first reference.
When listing names of alumni, the bachelor's is the default and needs no letter next to the year. Include "A" for associate, "M" for master's, and "D" for doctoral.
Omit periods in abbreviations of academic degrees, unless required for tradition or consistency. For example, the University Bulletin has always used periods to abreviate degrees in the faculty listings.
The following degrees are currently, or have been historically, offered by the University of Hartford:
|AA||Associate in Arts|
|AAS||Associate in Applied Science|
|AASCET||Associate in Applied Science in Computer Engineering Technology|
|Art Cert||Art Certificate|
|Art Dipl||Art Diploma/Artist Diploma|
|AS||Associate in Science|
|BA||Bachelor of Arts|
|BET||Bachelor of Engineering Technology|
|BFA||Bachelor of Fine Arts|
|BM||Bachelor of Music|
|BMEd||Bachelor of Music Education|
|BS||Bachelor of Science|
|BSBA||Bachelor of Science in Business Administration|
|BSCE||Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering|
|BSCmpE||Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering|
|BSE||Bachelor of Science in Engineering|
|BSEE||Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering|
|BSEET||Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology|
|BSME||Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering|
|BSN||Bachelor of Science in Nursing|
|CAGS||Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study|
|DMA||Doctor of Musical Arts|
|DPT||Doctor of Physical Therapy|
|EdD||Doctor of Education|
|GPD||Graduate Professional Diploma|
|MA||Master of Arts|
|MAEc||Master of Arts in Economics|
|MAEd||Master of Art Education|
|MArch||Master of Architecture|
|MAT||Master of Arts in Teaching|
|MBA||Master of Business Administration|
|ME||Master of Engineering|
|MEd||Master of Education|
|MFA||Master of Fine Arts|
|MM||Master of Music|
|MMEd||Master of Music Education|
|MPA||Master of Public Administration|
|MS||Master of Science|
|MSAT||Master of Science in Accounting and Taxation|
|MSI||Master of Science in Insurance|
|MSN||Master of Science in Nursing|
|MSOB||Master of Science in Organizational Behavior|
|MSOP||Master of Science in Organizational Psychology|
|MSPA||Master of Science in Professional Accounting|
|MSPO||Master of Science in Prosthetics and Orthotics|
|MSPT||Master of Science in Physical Therapy|
|MST||Master of Science in Teaching|
|PsyD||Doctor of Psychology|
|6th-Yr Cert||Sixth-Year Certificate|