Should bachelors degree have an apostrophe

I'm on a tight deadline and my brain is fried, so I'm turning to AskMe for help on a grammar question I should probably be able to work out with googling and Chicago, but for some reason can't:


I know that a person receives a bachelor's in English or a master's in biology. I know that the degree itself is a Master of Science, and so on.

How do I treat bachelor's and associate's degrees in the following contexts? Are these correct? (I've replaced some identifying words below, FYI)

"The state ranks second per capita among leading technology states in bachelor’s and graduate degrees granted in agriculture and farming..."


and

"Farming-related associate’s degrees awarded to male and minority students at partner institutions have increased..."

Thanks in advance, grammarians.

posted by prior to Writing & Language (12 answers total)