Abbreviations: Academic Degrees & Religious Orders

Read this tip to make your life smarter, better, faster and wiser. LifeTips is the place to go when you need to know about Punctuation and other Writing topics.

What abbreviations need periods?

Abbreviations: Academic Degrees & Religious Orders

Abbreviations of academic degrees (and religious orders) require a period after each element in the abbreviation but no internal space.

B.S.
M.B.A.
Ph.D.
LL.B.
Litt.D.
Ed.D.
B.Ch.E.
B.Arch.
M.Div.
M.D.
D.D.S.
R.N.
S.J.
O.S.B.
S.N.D.

   

Comments

Nobody has commented on this tip yet. Be the first.



Name:


URL: (optional)


Comment:


Not finding the advice and tips you need on this Writing Tip Site? Request a Tip Now!


Guru Spotlight
PJ Campbell