Style Guide

Please follow our style guide for uniformity in style and formatting with a document and across various communications platforms.

When referring to the department

Correct:

  • UCI Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • PharmSci

Incorrect:

  • Pharm Sci
  • Pharmsci
  • UCI Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • University of California, Pharmaceutical Sciences

When referring to courses

Follow the same format the registrar uses (all caps).

Correct:

  • PHRMSCI 99
  • BIO SCI 99
  • CHEM 99

Incorrect:

  • PHARM SCI 99
  • PharmSci 99
  • PhrmSci 99
  • Bio 99
  • chem 99

When referring to degrees

One word, omit the periods.

Correct:

  • PhD
  • MCP
  • PharmD

Incorrect:

  • Ph.D.
  • M.C.P.
  • Pharm.D.

When referring to time

Correct:

  • 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
  • 7:00 AM – 8:00 AM

Incorrect:

  • 5PM – 2PM
  • 5:00 PM – 2PM
  • 2p – 5p
  • 8a – 5:30 PM