Capitalization of career fields


In this sentence, should "finance" be capitalized?:  I am earning a degree in finance from Jones International University.  


Should "finance" and/or "accounting" be capitalized in this pharase?  I am earning a degree in finance with a specialty in accounting.


And here?:  I would like to be an accountant.


For future reference, what is the grammar rule in place here?


Thank you

grammar asked May 25 '13 at 18:44 Karen Walters New member

1 answer

Finance and Accounting are titles - proper nouns for the name of the degree and specialty. Accountant is not a proper noun in your example sentence. However, if you used it as a title, such as when signing a letter, it would be capitalized.

I am earning a degree in Finance with a specialty in Accounting.

I would like to be an accountant.


Karen Walters


link comment edited May 25 '13 at 21:36 Patty T Grammarly Fellow

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