43 Examples: How to List a Bachelor's Degree on a Resume

How should you list your bachelor's degree on your resume? It depends on what your job objective is, what your degree is in, when you got it, and where you got it. Take a look at the following sample Education sections to see how others highlighted their college degrees.

Tips for Listing a Bachelor's Degree on Your Resume

In addition to my advice in Listing Education on Your Resume, here are some tips for putting your bachelor's degree on your resume.

  • You can spell out your degree (Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science) or use initials (BA or BS).
  • If you spell it out, you can add your major using a preposition like this: "Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration" or you can use a comma like this: "Bachelor of Science, Biology."
  • If you use initials, you can put periods after each letter (B.A. or B.S.) or write it without periods (BA or BS).
  • Listing your major (for example, Marketing or Finance) is optional. Include it if it supports the job objective on your resume. If it doesn't support your objective, it's okay not to list the major. (For example, BA, University of Maine.)
  • You can list your degree first and then the school where you earned it, or vice versa. Most people list the degree first; however, you may have a reason to list the school first—for example, if the school is very prestigious.
  • List your GPA only if it's impressive.
  • Include scholarships, honors, and awards, especially if they are relevant and impressive.
  • Internships can be included in the Education section as a subsection under your degree, or they can be listed in your Experience section as a job, or they can be listed in both the Education and Experience sections.

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43 Examples of Resume Education Sections with Bachelor Degrees

The following examples of Education sections with bachelor degrees are excerpts from 43 resumes in my collection of sample resumes. I have posted the sections here as images so the formatting stays intact.

Because each of the following examples is taken from a different resume sample, the fonts, size, margins, and overall look and feel vary, one from the other. To enlarge a section, just click on the image.

Bachelor Degrees in Business

Education Section: BA, Business Administration
Sample Education Section - BA Business Administration

Education Section: BA, Business Administration
Sample Education Section BA Business Administration

Education Section: BA, Economics
Sample Education Section BA Economics

Education Section: Bachelor of Business Administration
Sample Education Section Bachelor Bus Admin

Education Section: Bachelor of Business Administration
Sample Education Section Bachelor Business Administration

Education Section: Bachelor of Commerce
Sample Education Section Bachelor Commerce

Education Section: Bachelor of Accounting
Sample Education Section Bachelors Accounting

Education Section: BS, Business Administration
Sample Education Section BS Business Admin

Education Section: BS, Business Management and Finance
Sample Education Section BS Business Management

Education Section: BS, Business Management
Sample Education Section BS Business Management

Education Section: BS, Organizational Behavior
Sample Education Section BS Organizational Behavior

Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare

Education Section: Bachelor in Physical Therapy Science
Sample Education Section Physical Therapy

Bachelor Degrees in the Humanities

Education Section: BA, Psychology
Sample Education Section - BA Psychology

Education Section: BA, Anthropology
Sample Education Section BA Anthropology

Education Section: BA, Art History
Sample Education Section BA Art History

Education Section: BA, English
Sample Education Section BA History English

Education Section: BA, Philosophy
Sample Education Section BA Philosophy

Education Section: BA, Psychology
Sample Education Section BA Psychology

Education Section: BA, Theater Arts
Sample Education Section BA Theater Arts

Education Section: BA, History and English
Sample Education Section BA History English

Education Section: BS, Psychology and BS, Criminal Justice
Sample Education Section TWO BS Psychology BS Criminal Justice

Bachelor Degrees in Marketing

Education Section: BA, Broadcast Communications
Sample Education Section BA Broadcast Communications

Education Section: BA, Business Marketing
Sample Education Section BA Business Marketing

Education Section: BA, Communications
Sample Education Section BA Communications

Education Section: BA, Radio & Television
Sample Education Section BA Radio Television

Bachelor Degrees in Public Affairs

Education Section: BA, Government
Sample Education Section BA Government

Education Section: BA, Internal Affairs
Sample Education Section BA Internal Affairs

Education Section: BA, International Relations/Business
Sample Education Section BA International Relations Business

Education Section: BA, International Relations
Sample Education Section BA International Relations

Education Section: BA, Political Science
Sample Education Section BA Political Science

Education Section: BA, Public Relations
Sample Education Section BA Public Affairs

Education Section: BA, Urban Studies
Sample Education Section BA Urban Studies

Education Section: BA, International Relations
Sample Education Section Bachelors International Relations

Bachelor Degrees in Technical Fields

Education Section: BS, Electrical Engineering
Sample Education Section Bachelors Electrical Engineering

Education Section: BS, Computer Information Systems
Sample Education Section BS Computer Information Systems

Education Section: BS, Electrical Engineering
Sample Education Section BS Electrical Engineering

Education Section: BS, Industrial Technology
Sample Education Section BS Industrial Technology

Education Section: BS, Mechanical Engineering
Sample Education Section BS Mechanical Engineering

Education Section: BS, Multimedia
Sample Education Section BS Multimedia

Bachelor Degrees with No Major Listed

Here are several Education sections that do not list a major after the bachelor's degree. In each case, the major would have detracted from the focus of the resume because it was not relevant to the job objective.

Education Section:
Sample Education Section B.A. (no major)

Education Section:
Sample Education Section BA (no major)

Education Section:
Sample Education Section BA no major

Education Section:
Sample Education Section BS (no major)

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