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    degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Hi, everyone!

    Just wanted to know if it's OK to say "He completed the degree of a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications". Is it a major mistake to use the article "a" in this case? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by Bennevis; 16-Jan-2015 at 00:47. Reason: fixed the word "Communications"

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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    I'd just call it a mistake — not a horrendous or life-changing one.

    You could say 'He is now a Bachelor of Arts ...'

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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Rover_KE,

    so am I better off saying "degree of Bachelor of Arts" (without "a")?

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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Yes.

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    #5

    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    I am not a teacher.

    I would probably put Bachelor of Arts, or simply BA, before 'degree', and use the indefinite article or possessive.

    'He completed a/his BA degree in Mass Communications".
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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    I wouldn't use "degree" at all.

    He completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication.

    If you absolutely must use "degree" then I would say "He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communication".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Note that "Cooomunications" is a misspelling.

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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Indeed, I have a BS in Communications.
    My degree is in Communications.
    My degree is a BS in Communications.
    I hold a BS in Communications.
    I have a BS degree in Communications.

    I would never say it the way you wrote it initially.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    What is a BS? Not a BA?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Dec-2014 at 08:55. Reason: Deletiing unnecessary quote.

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    Re: degree of (a) Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications (the article?)

    Bachelor of Science, not Bachelor of Arts
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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