How to Format a B.S. Degree in a Resume

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Whether you are a new college graduate in search of your first job or an experienced professional looking for a new opportunity, it is important to highlight your educational background on your resume. Many employers are looking for specific educational qualifications in those they hire, and highlighting your education can help you land those difficult jobs. If you hold a B.S. degree, it is important to format that degree properly on your resume. The right formatting will make your qualifications stand out and make the resume easier for the hiring manager to read.

Things You'll Need

  • B.S. degree
  • Computer
  • Word processing program
  • Find your educational records, including the exact date of your graduation. It is important that the graduation date you provide matches the records of the college. Otherwise the hiring manager might think that you are lying on your resume.

  • List your education first if you are a new graduate with little or no work experience. If you have already spent some time in the workforce, your experience should be listed first, followed by your educational accomplishments.

  • Type the full name of the college or university where you earned your B.S. degree. Be sure to spell out the full name of the city where the institution is located. List the name of the college or university on the first line of the resume, with the degree earned, area of study and graduation date on the next line.

Tips & Warnings

  • Consider using a table to make your B.S. degree stand out. Click the "Table" menu in your word processing program, then choose "Insert" and "Table." You will need a column for the type of degree (i.e. B.S.), another for the area of study and a third for the graduation date.
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