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Fields of science are widely-recognized categories of specialized expertise within science, and typically embody their own terminology and nomenclature.

Of professional interest to psychologists areinte

Natural sciences

Main article: Natural science   See also: Social sciences, below

Physical Sciences



Environmental sciences

Life Sciences


Formal sciences

Main article: Formal sciences

Computer sciences

  • Theory of computation
    • Automata theory (Formal languages)
    • Computability theory
    • Computational complexity theory
    • Concurrency theory
  • Algorithms
    • Randomized algorithms
    • Distributed algorithms
    • Parallel algorithms
  • Data structures
  • Operating systems
  • Computer communications (networks)
  • Computer security and reliability
  • Distributed computing
    • Grid computing
  • Parallel computing
    • High-performance computing
  • Quantum computing
  • Computer graphics

See also Branches of Computer Science and ACM Computing Classification System


  • Algebra
    • Group theory
      • Group representation
    • Ring theory
    • Field theory
    • Linear algebra (Vector space)
    • Multilinear algebra
    • Lie algebra
    • Associative algebra
    • Non-associative algebra
    • Universal algebra
    • Homological algebra
    • Category theory
    • Lattice theory (Order theory)
    • Differential algebra
  • Analysis
    • Real analysis
    • Complex analysis
    • Functional analysis
      • Operator theory
    • Non-standard analysis
    • Harmonic analysis
    • p-adic analysis
    • Ordinary differential equations
    • Partial differential equations

see also Branches of Mathematics and AMS Mathematics Subject Classification

Systems science

Social sciences

Main article: Social sciences   See also: Natural sciences, above



  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Behavioural economics
  • Bioeconomics
  • Development economics
  • Econometrics
  • Economic geography
  • Economic history
  • Economic sociology
  • Energy economics
  • Entrepreneurial Economics
  • Environmental economics
  • Feminist economics
  • Financial economics
  • Green economics
  • Industrial organization
  • International economics
  • Institutional economics
  • Islamic economics
  • Labor economics
  • Law and Economics



Not considered a science by some thinkers, instead considered a precursor of it. Several fields of philosophy are more directly relevant to the natural and social sciences than others. These include:

Political science

  • Public policy
  • Public administration
  • Ideology
  • Game theory
  • Psephology (voting systems and electoral behaviour)
  • Political economy
  • Geopolitics and political geography
  • Policy studies and public policy analysis
  • Comparative politics
  • National systems
  • Cross-national political analysis
  • Supranational and intergovernmental politics
  • Globalization studies
  • Political development
  • International relations theory
  • Foreign policy analysis
  • public administration and local government studies
  • Political psychology, bureaucratic, administrative and judicial behaviour
  • Legislative processes and public law
  • Power in international relations and the theory of great powers and superpowers.
  • Political science of religion
  • Research methodology
  • Security Studies
  • Strategic Studies


See also Subfields of sociology



Applied sciences


  • Building science
  • Urbanism

Cognitive sciences

Health sciences

Medical sciences

Military Science

  • Military Organisation
  • Military Education and Training
  • Military History
  • Military Engineering
  • Military Strategy and Tactics

See also

External links

  • Complete Joint Academic Classification of Subjects (JACS) from Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) in the United Kingdom: [1]