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Academic Degree Name Writing Guidelines

Degree Formatting Formula

Bachelor's and Graduate Degrees without a Concentration

Option 1

  • [Major Name] ([Degree Acronym])
    • Example:
      • English (B.A.)

When using option 1 as a web heading, the full degree name should be written out in either the first or second sentence of the introductory paragraph on the page. That should follow the following formula:

  • The [capitalized Degree Type] with a major in [lowercase major.*]
    • Example:
      • The Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in English. 

*Some exceptions, such as English.

Option 2

  • [Degree Type] with a Major in [Major]
    • Example:
      • Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English

Bachelor's with a Concentration

Option 1

  • [Major Name] Major with a [Concentration Name] Concentration ([Degree Acronym])
    • Examples:
      • Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration (B.S)
      • Kinesiology Major with an Exercise Science Concentration (B.S.)

When using option 1 as a web heading, the full degree name should be written out in either the first or second sentence of the introductory paragraph on the page. That should follow the following formula:

  • The [capitalized Degree Type] with a major in [lowercase major] and a concentration in [lowercase concentration].
    • Examples:
      • The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in chemistry and a concentration in biochemistry.
      • The Bachelor of Science degree with a major in kinesiology and a concentration in exercise science.

Option 2

  • [Degree Type] with a Major in [Major] and a Concentration in [Concentration]
    • Examples:
      • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry and  a Concentration in Biochemistry
      • Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology and a Concentration in Exercise Science
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    •  

Associate Degrees

Option 1

  • [XYZ] Pathway (A.A./A.S.)
    • Examples:
      • English Pathway (A.A.)
      • Mathematics Pathway (A.S.)

When using option 1 as a web heading, the full degree name should be written out in either the first or second sentence of the introductory paragraph on the page. That should follow the following formula:

  • The [capitalized Degree Type] with pathway courses related to [lowercase pathway].
    • Examples:
      • The Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to English.
      • The Associate of Science in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to mathematics.

Option 2

  • Associate of [Arts/Science] in Core Curriculum with Pathway Courses Related to [XYZ]
    • Examples:
      • Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum with Pathway Courses Related to English
      • Associate of Science in Core Curriculum with Pathway Courses Related to Mathematics

Other Terminology

  • Use "Plan of Study," not degree plan
  • Use "Course Planning Guide," not degree map
  • Use "Credit Hours," not semester hours

More Academic Terms and Definitions

 

UNG Web Writing Style Guide

Degree List Writing Examples

This is not the official UNG degrees list. For official degree offerings, please visit our degrees page.

Undergraduate
Degree Acronym Full Degree Name Options (As written as a web heading) In a Sentence
A.A.C.C.

Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum

or

A.A. in Core Curriculum (XYZ Pathway) 

XYZ Pathway (A.A.)

UNG offers an Associate of Arts in Core Curriculum with pathway courses related to political science. 

The political science pathway...

A.A.S.P.S. Associate of Applied Science in Paralegal Studies

UNG offers an A.A.S. in Paralegal Studies.

The paralegal studies program...

A.S.C.C.

Associate of Science in Core Curriculum

Associate of Science in Core Curriculum (XYZ Pathway)

XYZ Pathway (A.S.)

UNG offers an Associate of Science in Core Curriculum (political science pathway) degree. 

The biology pathway...

B.A.

Art Major with Digital Arts Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art and a Concentration in Digital Arts

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art (Digital Arts Concentration)

Art Major with Digital Arts Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art and a Concentration in Graphic Design

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Art (Graphic Design Concentration)

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in art on the Dahlonega Campus. 

UNG offers a B.A. with a major in art and a concentration in digital arts.

The digital arts concentration prepares art majors to create innovative designs with cutting-edge tools.

B.A.

Communication Major with Multimedia Journalism Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication and a Concentration in Multimedia Journalism

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Communication (Organizational Leadership Concentration)

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in communication and a concentration in multimedia journalism on the Gainesville Campus.

The concentration in multimedia journalism...

Communications majors who concentrate in organizational leadership...

B.A.

East Asian Studies (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in East Asian Studies

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in East Asian studies.

B.A.

English Major with a Concentration in Literature (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English and a Concentration in Literature

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in English (Writing and Publishing Concentration)

English (B.A.) with Teacher Certification

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in English.

UNG offers a B.A. with a major in English and a concentration in literature. 

UNG offers a B.A. with a major in English and a writing and publishing concentration.

B.A.

History (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History

History (B.A.) with Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in History and Teacher Certification

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in history.
B.A.

International Affairs (B.A)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in International Affairs

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in international affairs. 

The international affairs bachelor's program...

B.A.

Modern Languages Major with Arabic Language and Literature Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in Arabic Language and Literature

Modern Languages Major with Chinese Language and Literature Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in Chinese Language and Literature

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in Chinese for Global Professionals

Modern Languages Major with French Language and Literature Concentration (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in French Language and Literature

Modern Languages Major with a French Concentration and Business Emphasis (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages with a Concentration in French and an Emphasis in Business

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in Russian Language and Literature

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages and a Concentration in Spanish Language and Literature

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Modern Languages with a Concentration in Spanish and an Emphasis in Business

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in modern languages. 
B.A.

Music (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Music

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music.
B.A.

Strategic and Security Studies (B.A.)

Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Strategic and Security Studies

UNG offers a Bachelor of Arts with a major in strategic and security studies.

The B.A. with a major in strategic and security studies program...

Strategic and security studies students... 

B.A.S.

Paralegal Studies (B.A.S)

Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Paralegal Studies

UNG offers a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in paralegal studies.
B.A.S.

Technology Management (B.A.S.)

Bachelor of Applied Science with a Major in Technology Management

UNG offers a Bachelor of Applied Science with a major in technology management.

Technology management majors...

B.B.A.

Information Systems (B.B.A.)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Information Systems

UNG offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in information systems. 
B.B.A.

Accounting (B.B.A.)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Accounting

UNG offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in accounting.
B.B.A.

Finance (B.B.A.)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Finance

UNG offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in finance.
B.B.A.

Management (B.B.A.)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Management

UNG offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management.
B.B.A.

Marketing (B.B.A)

Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in Marketing

UNG offers a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in marketing. 
B.F.A.D.T.T.

Design and Technology for Theatre (B.F.A.)

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology for Theatre

UNG offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Design and Technology for Theatre. 
B.F.A.

Visual Arts (B.F.A.)

Bachelor of Fine Arts with a Major in Visual Arts

UNG offers a Bachelor of Fine arts with a major in visual arts. 

The visual arts degree... 

The visual arts B.F.A. degree...

B.S.

Art Education (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Art Education

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in art education.
B.S.

Art Marketing (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Art Marketing

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in art marketing.
B.S.

Biology (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Biology

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in biology.
B.S.

Chemical Engineering Dual Degree Program (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemical Engineering Dual Degree Program

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemical engineering dual degree program.
B.S.

Chemistry (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry

Chemistry Major with a Biochemistry Concentration (B.S)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry and a Concentration in Biochemistry

Chemistry Major with a Chemical Physics Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Chemistry and a Concentration in Chemical Physics

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in chemistry.
B.S.

Computer Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Computer Science

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in computer science.
B.S.

Criminal Justice (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice

Criminal Justice Major with a Forensics Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Criminal Justice and a Concentration in Forensics

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in criminal justice. 
B.S.

Elementary and Special Education (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Elementary and Special Education

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in elementary and special education. 
B.S.

Environmental Spatial Analysis (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Environmental Spatial Analysis

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in environmental spatial analysis. 
B.S.

General Studies (B.S)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in General Studies

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in general studies.
B.S.

Healthcare Services and Informatics Administration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Healthcare Services and Informatics Administration

UNG offers a major in healthcare services and informatics administration.
B.S.

Human Services Delivery & Administration (B.S)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Human Services Delivery & Administration

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in human services delivery and administration.
B.S.

Kinesiology (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology

Kinesiology Major with an Exercise Science Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Exercise Science

Kinesiology Major with a Health and Fitness Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Health and Fitness

Kinesiology Major with a Sports Medicine Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology with a Concentration in Sports Medicine

Kinesiology (B.S.) with Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Kinesiology (with Teacher Certification)

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in kinesiology.
B.S.

Mathematics (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematics

Mathematics (B.S.) with Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Mathematics (with Teacher Certification)

 

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in mathematics.
B.S.

Mathematics and Engineering Dual Degree Program (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with Majors in Mathematics and Engineering Dual Degree Program

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science dual degree program with majors in mathematics and engineering.
B.S.

Middle Grades Education (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Middle Grades Education

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in middle grades education.
B.S.

Music Education (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music Education

Music Education Major with a Choral Track (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music Education (Choral Track)

Music Education Major with an Instrumental Track (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Music Education (Instrumental Track)

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in music education.

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in music education (choral track.)

B.S.

Physics (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Physics

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in physics.
B.S.

Physics and Engineering Dual Degree Program (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with Majors in Physics and Engineering Dual Degree Program

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science dual degree program with majors in physics and engineering.
B.S.

Political Science (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Political Science

Political Science with an American Politics Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Political Science with a Concentration in American Politics

Political Science with a Pre-Law Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Political Science with a Concentration in Pre-Law

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in political science.
B.S.

Psychology (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Psychology

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in psychology.
B.S.

Sociology (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Sociology

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in sociology.
B.S.

Secondary Education (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science with a Major in Secondary Education

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science with a major in secondary education.
B.S.F.D.M.

Film & Digital Media (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science in Film & Digital Media

Film & Digital Media Major with a Media Studies Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science in Film & Digital Media with a Concentration in Media Studies

Film & Digital Media Major with a Production Concentration (B.S.)

Bachelor of Science in Film & Digital Media with a Concentration in Production

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science in film and digital media.

UNG offers a Bachelor of Science in film and digital media with a concentration in production.

BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing UNG offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing.
B.S.N.C. Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN UNG offers a Bachelor of Science in nursing, RN to BSN.
Graduate Acronyms
Degree Acronym
DPT
Ed.D.
Ed.S.
M.A.
MAT
MAT
MBA
M.Ed.
MPA
M.S.

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