Hi! I’m Kathy Ide. In addition to being a published author, I’m a full-time professional freelance editor. For CAN, I’m blogging about tips for writers based on the manuscripts I edit.
Academic Subjects, Courses, and Degrees
Academic subjects are lowercased unless they form part of a department name or an official course name. Examples:
I majored in contemporary literature.
I pursued graduate studies in philosophy of science.
Official names of courses are capitalized. Example:
I registered for Basic Manuscript Editing.
Degrees listed on a résumé, business card, diploma, directory, etc. are capitalized. But in running text, names of degrees should be lowercased. Examples:
a master’s degree
a bachelor’s degree
master of business administration