Outline of academic disciplines

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Short description: Overviews of and topical guides to academic disciplines
Collage of images representing different academic disciplines

An academic discipline or field of study is a branch of knowledge, taught and researched as part of higher education. A scholar's discipline is commonly defined by the university faculties and learned societies to which they belong and the academic journals in which they publish research.

Disciplines vary between well-established ones that exist in almost all universities and have well-defined rosters of journals and conferences, and nascent ones supported by only a few universities and publications. A discipline may have branches, and these are often called sub-disciplines.

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to academic disciplines. In each case an entry at the highest level of the hierarchy (e.g., Humanities) is a group of broadly similar disciplines; an entry at the next highest level (e.g., Music) is a discipline having some degree of autonomy and being the basic identity felt by its scholars; and lower levels of the hierarchy are sub-disciplines not normally having any role in the structure of the university's governance.

Humanities

Main pages: Social:Humanities and Social:Outline of the humanities

Performing arts


Visual arts


History

Main page: History:Outline of history



Languages and literature


Law


Philosophy

Main page: Philosophy:Outline of philosophy



Religious Studies


Theology

Main page: Religion:Outline of theology



Social science

Main pages: Social:Social science and Social:Outline of social science

Anthropology

Main page: Social:Outline of anthropology

Archaeology

Main page: History:Outline of archaeology

Economics


Geography

Main page: Earth:Outline of geography


Political science


Psychology

Main pages: Social:Outline of psychology and Social:List of psychology disciplines



Sociology


Social work

Natural science

Biology


Chemistry

Main page: Chemistry:Outline of chemistry



Earth science

Space science

Main page: Outline of space science

Physics

Main pages: Physics:Physics and Physics:Outline of physics



Formal science

Main pages: Formal science and Outline of formal science

Computer science

Main pages: Computer science and Outline of computer science

Also a branch of electrical engineering



Mathematics

Main pages: Mathematics and Outline of mathematics
Main page: Mathematics Subject Classification

Pure mathematics



Applied mathematics



Applied science

Main pages: Applied science and Outline of applied science

Agriculture


Architecture and design


Business


Divinity

Main page: Religion:Divinity (academic discipline)


Education


Engineering and technology

Main pages: Engineering:Engineering and Outline of engineering
See also: List of engineering branches
See also: Technology and Outline of technology

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Educational Technology

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Systems science


Environmental studies and forestry


Family and consumer science


Human physical performance and recreation


Journalism, media studies and communication


Law


Library and museum studies


Medicine and health


Military sciences


Public administration

Main page: Social:Public administration



Public policy

Main page: Social:Public policy


Social work

Main page: Organization:Social work


Transportation

  • Highway safety
  • Infographics
  • Intermodal transportation studies
  • Logistics
  • Marine transportation
    • Port management
    • Seafaring
  • Operations research
  • Mass transit
  • Travel
  • Vehicles



See also

Main page: Branches of science

References

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