Do you capitalize school subjects?

Sometimes. You only need to capitalize school subjects if you are referring to a specific title of a class such as “Algebra 2.” In this case, you are referring to a proper noun as the class name. However, if you are referring to the general subject of algebra, then it does not need to be capitalized.

The following examples of classes would need to be capitalized:

  • AP Physics
  • Physical Education 2
  • Algebra 2
  • Drafting 101
  • English Literature

The following subjects would not need to be capitalized since they refer to the generic topic:

  • physics
  • math
  • physical education/gym
  • computer science
  • art

If you want to know what other words should be capitalized, try our free title capitalization tool.


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