bachelor of science, master's degree

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rubes1

Senior Member
United States, English
"She obtained a Bachelor of Science in engineering at the University of ... After going to the United States to obtain a Master’s degree in public administration at..."

Would somebody kindly let me know if my capitalization is correct, and is it "Bachelor of Science" or "Bachelor's of Science"?
 
  • fenixpollo

    moderator
    American English
    Your capitalization is correct, rubes. I have a Bachelor of Science, but when I'm speaking, I say that I have a Bachelor's degree. The possessive is added conversationally.

    Cheers.
     

    rubes1

    Senior Member
    United States, English
    Thanks Fenixpollo. What about "Master's degree" in the context of an academic article? Is this incorrect?
     

    fenixpollo

    moderator
    American English
    I think with Master's, even though the situation is the same as with Bachelor's, the convention is to refer to it as "Master's" in most situations. You can say "a Master of Science" degree, but it's not as common.
     
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