I'm filling out a resume and need to list my education. For my bachelor's degree, it's just "B.S. Whatever", no problem.

I also have a minor. What is the acronym that I should use for this?

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    In general, nobody except you cares about your minor. It's not a degree, so I don't expect there to be a commonly-used abbreviation for it. – Marthaª Nov 22 '11 at 19:50
  • @Marthaa -- ouch. I did not know that. – Matt Fenwick Nov 22 '11 at 19:59
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    Marthaª is being unnecessarily harsh; employers care about your minor if it's relevant to the position for which you are applying, or (possibly) if it's cross-disciplinary in an interesting or unusual way. – Gnawme Nov 22 '11 at 20:46

If your minor is relevant to the job you're applying for, this site recommends this format:

B.Sc. Psychohistory; Minor: Library Science

There is no acronym or abbreviation necessary.

  • this is how I have done it on my resume – Muad'Dib Nov 22 '11 at 23:28

I have seen it written (more than once) as:

B. Sc. in Somethingorother, with a Minor in Somethingelse.

so I'd consider it correct, without any special acronym.

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