Subject areas and disciplines

Subject areas like biology, sociology, engineering, women's studies and psychology are common nouns and don't normally take a capital letter.

- The University of Ottawa has programs in an array of disciplines, from mathematics and medicine to chemistry and criminology.

The same applies to broader areas:

- Professor Doesitall has published extensively in the humanities, pure and applied sciences and arts.

NOTE: Capitalize the first letter in disciplines and subject areas only:

in an official academic unit title:

- School of Psychology; Department of Theatre, etc.

on a diploma or certificate:

- …so and so has met all of the requirements of the Master's in Linguistics


in lists of official degree titles:

- The Department of Social Sciences offers these degrees: Honours Bachelor of Social Science; Master's in Sociology…
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