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Appendix A: USask degrees and abbreviations


Please note: This list of abbreviations is used for official academic purposes by USask. As stated in Section 1.6, the trend in general writing is to avoid periods in degree abbreviations.


  • Bachelor of Arts and Science (B.A.&Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Arts Three-year (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Arts Four-year (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours (B.A.)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.)
  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)
  • Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.)
  • Bachelor of Music in Music Education [B.Mus.(Mus.Ed.)]
  • Bachelor of Science Three-year (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Science Four-year (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Science Honours (B.Sc.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness [B.Sc.(Agbus.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience [B.Sc.(An.Biosc.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Renewable Resource Management [B.Sc.(R.R.M.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (B.S.A.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Dentistry [B.Sc. (Dent.)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.E.)
  • Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology [B.Sc.(Kin)]
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nutrition [B.Sc.(Nutr.)]
  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.)
  • Doctor of Medicine (M.D.)
  • Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.)
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.)
  • Internationally Educated Teachers Certificate (I.E.T.C.)
  • Post-Degree Specialization Certificate (P.D.S.C.)
  • Certificate in Secondary Technical Vocational Education (C.S.T.V.E.)
  • Diploma in Agribusiness Dip. (Agbus.)

  • Diploma in Agronomy Dip. (Agrn.)
  • Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Lands Governance, Dip. (K.A.Ab.L.G.)

  • Kanawayihetaytan Askiy Diploma in Aboriginal Resource Management, Dip. (K.A.Ab.R.M.)


  • Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Agriculture (M.Agr.)
  • Master of Arts (M.A.)
  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
  • Master of Education (M.Ed.)
  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • Master of Environment and Sustainability (M.E.S.)
  • Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
  • Master of Governance and Entrepreneurship in Norther and Indigenous Areas (M.G.E.N.I.A.)
  • Master of International Trade (M.I.T.)
  • Master of Laws (LL.M.)
  • Master of Mathematics (M.Math)
  • Master of Music (M.Mus.)
  • Master of Northern Governance and Development (M.N.G.D.)
  • Master of Nursing (M.N.)
  • Master of Physical Therapy (M.P.T.)
  • Master of Professional Accounting (M.P.Acc.)
  • Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.)
  • Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
  • Master of Public Policy (M.P.P.)
  • Master of Science (M.Sc.)
  • Master of Sustainable Environmental Management (M.S.E.M.)
  • Master of Veterinary Science (M.Vet.Sc.)
  • Master of Water Security (M.W.S.)
  • Postgraduate Diploma (P.G.D.)
  • Postgraduate Degree Specialization Certificate (P.G.D.S.C.)
  • Graduate Professional Skills Certificate (G.P.S.C.)