Question About Diplomas

posted 2 years ago in College
Post # 2
35 posts

My diploma does list my degree focus. It would bother me if it did not. You busted your ass for 4 years, so I don’t think there is any shame in asking for what you want. 

Post # 3
7019 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

howtobeawife:  Perhaps things are different here (I’m in Australia), but I’ve never heard of an employer wanting to see the actual diploma. What I have sometimes had to provide though is my academic transcript (i.e. the official record of my subjects and grades). Is it possible to get that instead? That seems more useful to me anyway.

In answer to your actual question, I went to google images and looked at some. Most give the major, but a few do not.

Post # 4
610 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

My and SO’s university just says “Bachelor of Science” on the diploma, which makes him cranky because he had a very difficult major and doesn’t get any extra recognition for it. However, since the major can be adressed on his resume, it works out for employment.

Post # 5
2455 posts
Buzzing bee

Mine (USA) lists my major. Also my first employer wanted a copy of it for the records as it was my first job in my field. My second employer never asked to see it.

Post # 6
582 posts
Busy bee

howtobeawife:  I’m quite sure my diploma did NOT specify the degree focus, I could be wrong though. 

Post # 7
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Both my bachelors and masters list the focus. However, my sister’s (from another school) does not.

Post # 8
2172 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Mine does not.

Post # 9
577 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Mine doesn’t, and I’ve never heard of an employer asking to see the diploma. If anything they ask for the degree transcript. I don’t even have my actual diploma anymore, it got lost in one of my moves after college.

Post # 10
6785 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

howtobeawife:  I’ve seen some schools do it, while others do not. The school that I am currently at does not put your discipline on the diploma and it really bothers me.

Post # 12
6446 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

Mine listed my major and it also listed my focus within my major.

Post # 13
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

Mine undergraduate degree doesn’t say anything but Bachelor of Science, so same as OP. No major listed…I was sad when I got it that it didn’t say “Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics” anywhere on the thing.

My Master’s degree from the same school however DOES list my area of study and says Master of Science in “Applied Molecular Biology”.

It’s frustrating, but if I ever needed to prove my undergraduate are of study I just provided my transcripts anyway.

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