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Acoustics
Study of sound.

Aeronautics
Aircraft design, construction, and navigation.

Agronomy
science of soil management and crop production

Anatomy
Study of organisms and their parts.

Anthropology
Study of the origin, behavior, and the physical, social, and cultural development of humans.

Archaeology
Study of past human lives by examining remaining material evidence.

Astronomy
Study of outer space.

Astrophysics
The branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of stellar phenomena.

Bacteriology
Study of bacteria, especially in relation to medicine and agriculture.

Biochemistry
Study of the chemical substances and processes in living organisms.

Biology
Science of life and living organisms

Botany
Study of plants.

Cardiology
The medical study of the heart.

Cartography
The art or technique of making maps or charts.

Chemistry
Science of the composition, structure, properties, and reactions of matter, especially of atomic and molecular systems.

Cosmology
Study of the physical universe considered as a totality of phenomena in time and space.

Crystallography
Science of crystal structure and phenomena.

Ecology
Study of organisms and their environment.

Embryology
Study of the formation, early growth, and development of living organisms.

Endocrinology
Study of the glands and hormones of the body.

Entomology
Scientific study of insects.

Enzymology
Study of the biochemical nature and activity of enzymes.

Forestry
Science and art of cultivating, maintaining, and developing forests.

Genetics
Study of heredity and inherited traits.

Geochemistry
The chemistry of the composition and alterations of Solid matter of the earth or a celestial body.

Geodesy
The geologic science of Size and shape of the earth.

Geography
Study of the earth and its features.

Geology
Scientific study of the origin, history, and structure of the earth.

Geophysics
The physics of the earth and its environment, including the physics of fields such as meteorology, oceanography, and seismology

Hematology
Study of the blood and blood-producing organs.

Histology
Study of the microscopic structure of animal and plant tissues.

Horology
Science of measuring time and making time pieces

Hydrology
Study of the properties and effects of water on earth.

Ichthyology
Study of fish.

Immunology
Study of the immune system of the body.

Linguistics
Study of language and phonetics.

Mechanics
Design, construction, and use of machinery or mechanical structures.

Medicine
Science of diagnosing and treating disease and damage to the body.

Meteorology
Study of weather and atmospheric conditions.

Metrology
Science of measurement.

Microbiology
Study of microorganisms and their effects on other living organisms.

Mineralogy
Study of minerals, including their distribution, identification, and properties.

Mycology
Branch of botany that deals with fungi.

Neurology
Study of the nervous system and disorders affecting it.

Nucleonics
Study of the behavior and characteristics of nucleons or atomic nuclei.

Nutrition
Study of food and nourishment.

Oceanography
Exploration and study of the ocean.

Oncology
Study of the development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of tumors.

Optics
Study of light and vision.

Paleontology
Study of prehistoric life through fossils.

Pathology
Study of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.

Petrology
Study of the origin, composition, structure, and alteration of rocks.

Pharmacology
Science of the composition, use, and effects of drugs.

Physics
Science of matter and energy and interactions between the two.

Physiology
Study of the functions of living organisms.

Psychology
Study of the mental process and behavior.

Radiology
Use of radioactive substances in diagnosis and treatment of disease.

Robotics
Science of technology to design, fabrication, and application of robots.

Seismology
Study of earthquakes.

Spectroscopy
Study of radiant light.

Systematics
Science of systematic classification.

Thermodynamics
Study of relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.

Toxicology
Study of poisons and the treatment of poisoning.

Virology
Study of viruses and viral diseases.

Volcanology
Study of volcanoes and volcanic phenomena.

Zoology
Study of Structure, physiology, development, and classification of animals.
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