Avoid unnecessary capitalization. Use capital letters to begin proper nouns, sentences, headings and the important words in publication titles. Proper nouns are the particular names of people, places and things. Excessive capitalization for other purposes distracts the reader and hinders reading. Do not capitalize the first letter of a word or words in a phrase simply to highlight it or to express its importance.
Capitalization of Academic Degrees
Capitalization of Academic Degrees - The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation
If you read through our Capitalization rules, you will notice that capitalization is sometimes a thorny area. We do not always have hard-and-fast rules to rely on; some areas are open to interpretation. This is evident in the area of capitalization of academic degrees as you will see from the different approaches of two of the leading American English reference books:. The Chicago Manual of Style CMOS recommends that names of degrees, fellowships, and the like are lowercased when referred to generically, but to capitalize the name of a degree when it is displayed on a resume, business card, diploma, alumni directory, or anywhere it looks like a title rather than a description. Proper nouns, of course, should still be capitalized. Examples: Orlando is pursuing a bachelor of science in civil engineering. Orlando is pursuing a bachelor of arts in English.
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Do You Capitalize Fields Of Study And Majors In College?
In the English language there are some specific rules for capitalization. One of them has to do with whether or not you should capitalize fields of study. Do you capitalize fields of study? The simple answer to this is that academic degrees are capitalized only when the full name of the degree is used e. Bachelor of Arts, Master of Science.
Good to know! Thanks for the tip! There is nothing worse than not listing this info properly on a resume!