Outline of 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[]

Performing arts[]

Visual arts[]

History[]

Languages and literature[]

Law[]

Philosophy[]

Religious Studies[]

Theology[]

Social science[]

Anthropology[]

Archaeology[]

Economics[]

Geography[]

Political science[]

Psychology[]

Sociology[]

Social work[]

Natural science[]

Biology[]

Chemistry[]

Earth science[]

Astronomy[]

Physics[]

Formal science[]

Computer science[]

Also a branch of electrical engineering

Mathematics[]

Pure mathematics

Applied mathematics

Applied science[]

Agriculture[]

Architecture and design[]

Business[]

Divinity[]

Education[]

Engineering and 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[]

Public policy[]

Social work[]

Transportation[]

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References[]

  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. Archived from the original on 26 August 2022.
  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 16 June 2020.
  3. ^ "Graphic Design". College of the Sequoias. Archived from the original on 28 August 2017. Retrieved 26 August 2022.

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