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Branches of Science
 
 
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Aerodynamics: the study of the motion of gas on objects and the forces created

Anatomy: the study of the structure and organization of living things

Anthropology: the study of human cultures both past and present

Archaeology: the study of the material remains of cultures

Astronomy: the study of celestial objects in the universe

Astrophysics: the study of the physics of the universe

 
Bacteriology: the study of bacteria in relation to disease
 
Biochemistry: the study of the organic chemistry of compounds and processes occurring in organisms
 
Biophysics: the application of theories and methods of the physical sciences to questions of biology
 
Biology: the science that studies living organisms
 
Botany: the scientific study of plant life
 
Chemical Engineering: the application of science, mathematics, and economics to the process of converting raw materials or chemicals into more useful or valuable forms
 
Chemistry: the science of matter and its interactions with energy and itself
 

Climatology: the study of climates and investigations of its phenomena and causes

 
Computer Science: the systematic study of computing systems and computation
 
Ecology: the study of how organisms interact with each other and their environment
 
Electronics: science and technology of electronic phenomena
 
Engineering: the practical application of science to commerce or industry
 
Entomology: the study of insects
 
Environmental Science: the science of the interactions between the physical, chemical, and biological components of the environment
 
Forestry: the science of studying and managing forests and plantations, and related natural resources
 
Genetics: the science of genes, heredity, and the variation of organisms
 
Geology: the science of the Earth, its structure, and history
 
Marine Biology: the study of animal and plant life within saltwater ecosystems
 
Mathematics: a science dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
 
Medicine: the science concerned with maintaining health and restoring it by treating disease
 
Meteorology: study of the atmosphere that focuses on weather processes and forecasting
 
Microbiology: the study of microorganisms, including viruses, prokaryotes and simple eukaryotes
 
Mineralogy: the study of the chemistry, crystal structure, and physical (including optical) properties of minerals
 
Molecular Biology: the study of biology at a molecular level
 
Nuclear Physics: the branch of physics concerned with the nucleus of the atom
 
Neurology: the branch of medicine dealing with the nervous system and its disorders
 
Oceanography: study of the earth's oceans and their interlinked ecosystems and chemical and physical processes
 
Organic Chemistry: the branch of chemistry dedicated to the study of the structures, synthesis, and reactions of carbon-containing compounds
 
Ornithology: the study of birds
 
Paleontology: the study of life-forms existing in former geological time periods
 
Petrology: the geological and chemical study of rocks
 
Physics: the study of the behavior and properties of matter
 
Physiology: the study of the mechanical, physical, and biochemical functions of living organisms
 
Radiology: the branch of medicine dealing with the applications of radiant energy, including x-rays and radioisotopes
 
Seismology: the study of earthquakes and the movement of waves through the Earth
 
Taxonomy: the science of classification of animals and plants
 
Thermodynamics: the physics of energy, heat, work, entropy and the spontaneity of processes
 
Zoology: the study of animals
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