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Degree and Class Citations

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  • Queen’s style for an internal audience is informal and refers to the individual’s class (faculty + year), not the formal degree per se. For an external audience, style is to use degrees.
  • There are no periods in the abbreviations, except for Education degrees, which need periods to provide clarity in online searches (B.Ed., M.Ed.).
  • Several Queen’s publications, including the Alumni Review, make distinctions between Arts and Science classes pre- and post- 1974. Prior to 1974, classes are Arts’XX.

The following is a list of Queen’s degrees and abbreviations – class citation first, followed by degree citation (year noted with XX):

Undergraduate

  • Bachelor of Arts and Science  — Artsci’XX — BA, BSc
  • Bachelor of Arts — Artsci’XX — BA
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Education — Artsci/Ed’XX or Con.Ed.’XX —  BA
  • Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Education — Artsci/Ed’XX or Con.Ed.’XX — BSc, B.Ed.
  • Bachelor of Science (life sciences) — Artsci’XX —BSc
  • Bachelor of Science (engineering) — Sc’XX — BSc
  • Bachelor of Science (occupational therapy/physical therapy) — OT’XX, PT’XX, or Rehab’XX — BSc
  • Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Physical Education — Artsci/PHE’XX — BA/BPHE
  • Bachelor of Commerce — Com’XX — BCom
  • Bachelor of Computing— Cmp’XX — BCmp
  • Bachelor of Education — Ed’XX — B.Ed.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts — BFA’XX — BFA
  • Bachelor of Music — Mus’XX — BMus
  • Bachelor of Nursing Science — NSc’XX — BNSc
  • Concurrent Education — Con.Ed.’XX  — BAH/B.Ed., BSc/B.Ed., BMus/B.Ed.
  • Bachelor of Laws (pre-2008) — Law’XX — LLB
  • Juris Doctor (Feb. 2008–onwards) — Law’XX — JD

Graduate

  • Doctor of Philosophy — PhD
  • Master of Laws — LLM’XX — LLM
  • Master of Arts — MA’XX — MA
  • Master of Divinity — MDiv’XX — MDiv
  • Master of Science — MSc’XX — MSc
  • Master of Science (engineering) — MSc’XX — MSc
  • Master of Education — MEd’XX — MEd
  • Doctor of Medicine — Meds’XX— MD
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning — MPL’XX — MPL
  • Master of Public Administration — MPA’XX — MPA
  • Master of Industrial Relations — MIR’XX — MIR
  • Master of Business Administration — MBA’XX — MBA
  • Executive Master of Business Administration — EMBA’XX — EMBA
  • Cornell-Queen's Executive Master of Business Administration — CQEMBA’XX — EMBA
  • Accelerated Master of Business Administration — AMBA’XX — AMBA
  • Master of Finance — MFin’XX — MFin
  • Master of International Business — MIB’XX — MIB
  • Master of Management Analytics — MMA’XX — MMA

Honorary

  • Doctor of Laws — LLD
  • Doctor of Science; honorary doctorate  — DSc
  • Doctor of Divinity; honorary doctorate — DDiv