Outline of academic disciplines

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to 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

Humanities[edit]

Arts[edit]

Performing arts[edit]

Visual arts[edit]

History[edit]

Languages and literature[edit]

Law[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Theology[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Anthropology[edit]

Archaeology[edit]

Economics[edit]

Human geography[edit]

Political science[edit]

Psychology[edit]

Sociology[edit]

Social Work[edit]


Natural Sciences[edit]

Biology[edit]

Chemistry[edit]

Earth science[edit]

Space sciences[edit]

Physics[edit]

Formal Sciences[edit]

Computer Science[edit]

Also a branch of electrical engineering

Mathematics[edit]

Pure mathematics

Applied mathematics

Statistics[edit]

Applied Sciences[edit]

Business[edit]

Engineering and technology[edit]

Chemical Engineering

Civil Engineering

Educational Technology

Electrical Engineering

Materials Science and Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Systems science

Medicine and health[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • 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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