See parenthetical elements in the section on commas.
Unless space is at a premium, use percent instead of the symbol %.
See also numbers.
Generally lowercase unless derived from a proper name.
See cultural periods, movements, styles.
pre–health information management
In general, do not capitalize the names of academic programs; Samford-specific exceptions follow. Capitalize the names of programs in headings, subheadings, titles of works and tables of contents, as needed.
When an academic program is one of several closely related programs in that department, and the department markets that program under one specific name (i.e., uses that name in advertisements, catalogs and departmental or school publications), usage may dictate its capitalization.
Try not to use program in place of major or department.Program often implies a separate administration or faculty, as in the Scholars Program. When describing a student’s activities, it may be best to use department, major or degree program rather than simply program.
Should you choose for whatever reason to capitalize the full name of an academic program, do not capitalize program when used as a short form.
M.F.A. program in creative writing, master of fine arts program in creative writing
the Ph.D. program in applied statistics
the doctoral program in mathematics
Multiple Abilities Program
Women’s Studies Program
Capitalize when referring either to denominations formed as a result of the break from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century or to the members of these denominations. Church groups covered by the term include: Anglican, Baptist, Congregational, Methodist, Lutheran, Presbyterian and Quaker denominations.
Protestant is not generally applied to Christian Scientists, Jehovah’s Witness or Mormons.
Do not use Protestant to refer to a member of an Eastern Orthodox church. Use a phrase such as Orthodox Christian instead.
The list below provides the full, correct names of some Samford-based publications. As with any other publication, italicize these names when they appear in text. For more information about these publications, consult the undergraduate catalog or the campus directory.