List of academic fields

Summary

An academic discipline or field of study is known as a branch of knowledge. It is taught as an accredited part of higher education. A scholar's discipline is commonly defined and recognized by a university faculty. That person will be accredited by learned societies to which they belong along with the academic journals in which they publish. However, no formal criteria exist for defining an academic discipline.

Mind map of top level disciplines and professions

Disciplines vary between universities and even programs. These will have well-defined rosters of journals and conferences supported by a few universities and publications. Most disciplines are broken down into (potentially overlapping) branches called sub-disciplines.

There is no consensus on how some academic disciplines should be classified (e.g., whether anthropology and linguistics are disciplines of social sciences or fields within the humanities). More generally, the proper criteria for organizing knowledge into disciplines are also open to debate.

Humanities and social sciences

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Anthropology

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Archaeology

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History

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Linguistics and languages

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Philosophy

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Religion

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The arts

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Culinary arts

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Literature

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Performing arts

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Visual arts

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Economics

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Geography

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Interdisciplinary studies

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Area studies

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Ethnic and cultural studies

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Organizational studies

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Political science

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Psychology

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Sociology

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Natural sciences

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Biology

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Chemistry

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See also Branches of chemistry

Earth sciences

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See also Branches of earth sciences

Physics

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Space sciences

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Formal sciences

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Computer sciences

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Also a branch of electrical engineering

Logic

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Mathematics

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Pure mathematics

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See also Branches of mathematics and AMS Mathematics Subject Classification

Applied mathematics

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Statistics
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Systems science

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Professions and applied sciences

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Agriculture

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Architecture and design

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Business

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Divinity

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Education

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Engineering and technology

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Environmental studies and forestry

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Family and consumer science

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Human physical performance and recreation

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Journalism, media studies and communication

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Law

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Library and museum studies

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Medicine and health

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Military sciences

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Public administration

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Public policy

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Social work

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Transportation

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See also

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Notes

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  1. ^ Khaled Nabil, Al-Momani (25 August 2020). "Characteristics of Design as an Academic and Creative Discipline". Kne Social Sciences. Ural Federal University: 294–298. doi:10.18502/kss.v4i11.7560. S2CID 221710217.
  2. ^ Bravo, Rafael Ángel (4 March 2016). "Vigencia de la Bauhaus en la formación académica de los diseñadores gráficos" [Currency of the Bauhaus in the academic training of graphic designers] (in Spanish). Francisco José de Caldas District University. Archived from the original on 12 March 2022.
  3. ^ "Graphic Design". College of the Sequoias. Archived from the original on 22 September 2021. Retrieved 26 August 2022.

References

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  • Abbott, Andrew (2001). Chaos of Disciplines. University of Chicago Press. ISBN 978-0-226-00101-2.
  • Oleson, Alexandra; Voss, John (1979). The Organization of knowledge in modern America, 1860-1920. ISBN 0-8018-2108-8.
  • US Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences. Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP). National Center for Education Statistics.
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  • Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP 2000): Developed by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics to provide a taxonomic scheme that will support the accurate tracking, assessment, and reporting of fields of study and program completions activity.
  • Complete JACS (Joint Academic Classification of Subjects) from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in the United Kingdom
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC 2008) (web-page) Chapter 3 and Appendix 1: Fields of research classification.
  • Fields of Knowledge, a zoomable map allowing the academic disciplines and sub-disciplines in this article be visualised.
  • Interactive Historical Atlas of the Disciplines, University of Geneva