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Important note: You will find a gazillion examples of academic disciplines, programs, course, etc. that are capitalized. These are perfectly acceptable choices—if you follow a style guide and not your gut feeling.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
We know that anything academic or professional looks more official when capitalized, but in a perfect grammar world, you can lowercase that first letter in most cases.
So, let’s look at a bunch of correct examples:
Tanya has a PhD in molecular science.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I applied for the school’s scholarship program.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
James was usually late for his history class, but he was always on time for his French literature course.
Davis met the faculty members at the provost’s office.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I study mathematics and English.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Caroline studies biology at the Department of Biological Sciences. (Note: this is the proper name of the department, hence the capitalization.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have to take one science class, so I am taking Physics 101 this semester. (This is the proper name of the course, hence the capitalization.)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I enrolled in the university’s engineering program.
Remember: Consistency is key. If you decide to capitalize a word or term, you need to do it everywhere so that it does not look like a mistake.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
For more information on the capitalization of academic degrees, please see the post with the colorful meringues from a few weeks ago.