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Adding an education section to a resume is common, though adding details about your coursework isn't something everyone does. Still, if you have courses that relate directly to the job in question, or you don't have much relevant work experience but want to show that you're still qualified for the position, it's worth doing.
How to Include Coursework
In the "Education" section, list your degrees and college coursework in reverse chronological order. If you've earned a degree, name it, such as "Bachelor of Science," and then state the name of the college or institution, your major or program of study, and the dates you attended, with each item separated by commas. Following that, write "courses in" or "relevant coursework," and include a few of the relevant courses you've taken. If you're applying to be an investigative journalist, for example, it may be relevant to mention you took advanced investigative courses. If you're applying to be a researcher, you might mention courses in research methodology or statistics. If you're not sure what to include, look to the "required skills" listed in the job posting, and then try to match those skills with courses you've taken. If you feel the need to elaborate more on a certain course, talk about it in your cover letter.
Nicole Vulcan has been a journalist since 1997, covering parenting and fitness for The Oregonian, careers for CareerAddict, and travel, gardening and fitness for Black Hills Woman and other publications. Vulcan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and journalism from the University of Minnesota. She's also a lifelong athlete and is pursuing certification as a personal trainer.