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Correct Usage of Capital Letters
To capitalize “department” or not

Which of these sentences is correct?

The chemical engineering department told me that...

The Chemical Engineering department told me that...

The Chemical Engineering Department told me that...

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It depends on context you haven't told us. Is there some entity whose proper name is "Chemical Engineering Department"? Or is there a department whose proper name is "Chemical Engineering"? –  David Schwartz Jul 10 '12 at 1:08
    
It's the department of a university. When I called and asked them something, they gave me an answer. I now need to convey that to someone else. –  Nick Jul 10 '12 at 1:11
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marked as duplicate by Matt Эллен, RegDwigнt Jul 10 '12 at 9:25

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  • If you have a department called "Chemical Engineering Department", use "Chemical Engineering Department".

  • If you have a department called "Chemical Engineering", use "Chemical Engineering department".

  • If you are talking about a "chemical engineering department" which doesn't have an official name, use "chemical engineering department".

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Thanks for the quick reply! –  Nick Jul 10 '12 at 1:24
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