Academic degrees may be spelled out or abbreviated.
When abbreviated, the principal words in the degree are capitalized. There is no space between the letters, and periods are required: B.S., B.A., Ph.D. The one exception is that there are no periods in MBA.
Capitalize the formal titles of degrees but lowercase the major in which the degree was earned: Bachelor of Arts in journalism, Master of Science in chemistry, Doctor of Education in educational administration
When referencing degrees in a generic sense, there is no need to capitalize: My sister has a bachelor’s degree.
To note a degree year when writing about an alum, the year should follow a person’s name without a comma for an undergraduate degree: Bill Jones ’82 Copyright
Use commas to note a degree year when the degree received is a master’s or doctorate: Bill Jones ’82, M.S. ’84, Ph.D. ’90, ’98
Do not place the planned year of graduation next to the names of current students.