One of the most important pieces of information in your resume and cover letters is the listing of the college degree you are pursuing. If you're uncertain of your degree or how to state it, here's help:

University resources to confirm correct wording and abbreviations for your degree:

Bachelor of arts or bachelor of science or other ...?
Please see your academic department website, and consult your academic advisor; degrees are no longer listed on the website of the University Registrar.

Master of arts or master of science or other...?
See VT graduate degrees and programs
[Graduate School | graduateschool.vt.edu]

How to abbreviate your degree | capitalization & possessive:
University style guide includes:
Abbreviations for academic degrees 
Capitalization and possessive in degrees
[University Relations]

 

Degree title guidelines

Do not add the word "degree" after an abbreviation of the degree.
Do not add the work "degree" after "bachelor/master of arts/science."
Examples:

Correct:
B.S. in sociology
Ph.D. in biochemistry

Not correct:
B.S. degree in sociology
Ph.D. degree in biochemistry


Correct:
bachelor of arts in geography
bachelor's degree in geography

Not correct:
bachelor of arts degree in geography
bachelor's of arts in geography


Correct:
bachelor's degree | master's degree
bachelor of arts | bachelor of science
master of arts | master of science
doctoral degree | doctorate | doctor of philosophy [Ph.D.]

Not correct:
doctorate degree
doctorial degree