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    Ulysses is offline Junior Member
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    How should I properly capitalize the sentence:
    'I have a masterís degree in social science and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science'?

    I've looked in the New York Times and Google but I'm not sure how I should capitalize the names of the degrees and the fields of specialization?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ulysses View Post
    How should I properly capitalize the sentence:
    'I have a master’s degree in social science and a B.Sc. degree in Computer Science'?

    I've looked in the New York Times and Google but I'm not sure how I should capitalize the names of the degrees and the fields of specialization?
    (Not a teacher)

    I'm not sure how the degrees are there, but you should try to keep it consistent. If you abbreviate bachelor of science, then abbreviate the master's too. If it's social science I assume it's master of arts? Also, I would capitalise 'Social Science' since it is the name of your degree, so:

    'I have a(n) MA degree in Social Science and a BSc degree in Comupter Science.'

    The 'n' is in brackets because I think it's personal choice - whether you spell 'MA' or say 'Master of Arts'. Also, if you put a full stop in the abbreviation - M.A., B.Sc. - then do that. I don't know American conventions.

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