BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

                                                                               BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

science has many divisions based on the study area.Most of study area names end with ‘ology’ from the Greek word .It  meaning  is ‘word’.

BRANCHES OF SCIENCE

         Word

Definition

acarology

study of mites

accidence

grammar book; science of inflections in grammar

aceology

therapeutics

acology

study of medical remedies

acoustics

science of sound

adenology

study of glands

aedoeology

science of generative organs

aerobiology

study of airborne organisms

aerodonetics

science or study of gliding

aerodynamics

dynamics of gases; science of movement in a flow of air or gas

aerolithology

study of aerolites; meteorites

aerology

study of the atmosphere

aeronautics

study of navigation through air or space

aerophilately

collecting of air-mail stamps

aerostatics

science of air pressure; art of ballooning

agonistics

art and theory of prize-fighting

agriology

the comparative study of primitive peoples

agrobiology

study of plant nutrition; soil yields

agrology

study of agricultural soils

agronomics

study of productivity of land

agrostology

science or study of grasses

alethiology

study of truth

algedonics

science of pleasure and pain

algology

study of algae

anaesthesiology

study of anaesthetics

anaglyptics

art of carving in bas-relief

anagraphy

art of constructing catalogues

anatomy

study of the structure of the body

andragogy

science of teaching adults

anemology

study of winds

angelology

study of angels

angiology

study of blood flow and lymphatic system

anthropobiology

study of human biology

anthropology

study of human cultures

aphnology

science of wealth

apiology

study of bees

arachnology

study of spiders

archaeology

study of human material remains

archelogy

the study of first principles

archology

science of the origins of government

arctophily

study of teddy bears

areology

study of Mars

aretaics

the science of virtue

aristology

the science or art of dining

arthrology

study of joints

astacology

the science of crayfish

astheniology

study of diseases of weakening and aging

astrogeology

study of extraterrestrial geology

astrology

study of influence of stars on people

astrometeorology

study of effect of stars on climate

astronomy

study of celestial bodies

astrophysics

study of behaviour of interstellar matter

astroseismology

study of star oscillations

atmology

the science of aqueous vapour

audiology

study of hearing

autecology

study of ecology of one species

autology

scientific study of oneself

auxology

science of growth

avionics

the science of electronic devices for aircraft

axiology

the science of the ultimate nature of values

bacteriology

study of bacteria

balneology

the science of the therapeutic use of baths

barodynamics

science of the support and mechanics of bridges

barology

study of gravitation

batology

the study of brambles

bibliology

study of books

bibliotics

study of documents to determine authenticity

bioecology

study of interaction of life in the environment

biology

study of life

biometrics

study of biological measurement

bionomics

study of organisms interacting in their environments

botany

study of plants

bromatology

study of food

brontology

scientific study of thunder

bryology

the study of mosses and liverworts

cacogenics

study of racial degeneration

caliology

study of bird’s nests

calorifics

study of heat

cambistry

science of international exchange

campanology

the art of bell ringing

carcinology

study of crabs and other crustaceans

cardiology

study of the heart

caricology

study of sedges

carpology

study of fruit

cartography

the science of making maps and globes

cartophily

the hobby of collecting cigarette cards

castrametation

the art of designing a camp

catacoustics

science of echoes or reflected sounds

catalactics

science of commercial exchange

catechectics

the art of teaching by question and answer

cetology

study of whales and dolphins

chalcography

the art of engraving on copper or brass

chalcotriptics

art of taking rubbings from ornamental brasses

chaology

the study of chaos or chaos theory

characterology

study of development of character

chemistry

study of properties of substances

chirocosmetics

beautifying the hands; art of manicure

chirography

study of handwriting or penmanship

chirology

study of the hands

chiropody

medical science of feet

chorology

science of the geographic description of anything

chrematistics

the study of wealth; political economy

chronobiology

study of biological rhythms

chrysology

study of precious metals

ciselure

the art of chasing metal

climatology

study of climate

clinology

study of aging or individual decline after maturity

codicology

study of manuscripts

coleopterology

study of beetles and weevils

cometology

study of comets

conchology

study of shells

coprology

study of pornography

cosmetology

study of cosmetics

cosmology

study of the universe

craniology

study of the skull

criminology

study of crime; criminals

cryobiology

study of life under cold conditions

cryptology

study of codes

cryptozoology

study of animals for whose existence there is no conclusive proof

ctetology

study of the inheritance of acquired characteristics

cynology

scientific study of dogs

cytology

study of living cells

dactyliology

study of rings

dactylography

the study of fingerprints

dactylology

study of sign language

deltiology

the collection and study of picture postcards

demology

study of human behaviour

demonology

study of demons

dendrochronology

study of tree rings

dendrology

study of trees

deontology

the theory or study of moral obligation

dermatoglyphics

the study of skin patterns and fingerprints

dermatology

study of skin

desmology

study of ligaments

diabology

study of devils

diagraphics

art of making diagrams or drawings

dialectology

study of dialects

dioptrics

study of light refraction

diplomatics

science of deciphering ancient writings and texts

diplomatology

study of diplomats

docimology

the art of assaying

dosiology

the study of doses

dramaturgy

art of producing and staging dramatic works

dysgenics

the study of racial degeneration

dysteleology

study of purposeless organs

ecclesiology

study of church affairs

eccrinology

study of excretion

ecology

study of environment

economics

study of material wealth

edaphology

study of soils

Egyptology

study of ancient Egypt

ekistics

study of human settlement

electrochemistry

study of relations between electricity and chemicals

electrology

study of electricity

electrostatics

study of static electricity

embryology

study of embryos

emetology

study of vomiting

emmenology

the study of menstruation

endemiology

study of local diseases

endocrinology

study of glands

enigmatology

study of enigmas

entomology

study of insects

entozoology

study of parasites that live inside larger organisms

enzymology

study of enzymes

ephebiatrics

branch of medicine dealing with adolescence

epidemiology

study of diseases; epidemics

epileptology

study of epilepsy

epistemology

study of grounds of knowledge

eremology

study of deserts

ergology

study of effects of work on humans

ergonomics

study of people at work

escapology

study of freeing oneself from constraints

eschatology

study of death; final matters

ethnogeny

study of origins of races or ethnic groups

ethnology

study of cultures

ethnomethodology

study of everyday communication

ethnomusicology

study of comparative musical systems

ethology

study of natural or biological character

ethonomics

study of economic and ethical principles of a society

etiology

the science of causes; especially of disease

etymology

study of origins of words

euthenics

science concerned with improving living conditions

exobiology

study of extraterrestrial life

floristry

the art of cultivating and selling flowers

fluviology

study of watercourses

folkloristics

study of folklore and fables

futurology

study of future

garbology

study of garbage

gastroenterology

study of stomach; intestines

gastronomy

study of fine dining

gemmology

study of gems and jewels

genealogy

study of descent of families

genesiology

study of reproduction and heredity

genethlialogy

the art of casting horoscopes

geochemistry

study of chemistry of the earth’s crust

geochronology

study of measuring geological time

geogeny

science of the formation of the earth’s crust

geogony

study of formation of the earth

geography

study of surface of the earth and its inhabitants

geology

study of earth’s crust

geomorphogeny

study of the origins of land forms

geoponics

study of agriculture

geotechnics

study of increasing habitability of the earth

geratology

study of decadence and decay

gerocomy

study of old age

gerontology

study of the elderly; aging

gigantology

study of giants

glaciology

study of ice ages and glaciation

glossology

study of language; study of the tongue

glyptography

the art of engraving on gems

glyptology

study of gem engravings

gnomonics

the art of measuring time using sundials

gnosiology

study of knowledge; philosophy of knowledge

gnotobiology

study of life in germ-free conditions

graminology

study of grasses

grammatology

study of systems of writing

graphemics

study of systems of representing speech in writing

graphology

study of handwriting

gromatics

science of surveying

gynaecology

study of women’s physiology

gyrostatics

the study of rotating bodies

haemataulics

study of movement of blood through blood vessels

hagiology

study of saints

halieutics

study of fishing

hamartiology

study of sin

harmonics

study of musical acoustics

hedonics

part of ethics or psychology dealing with pleasure

helcology

study of ulcers

heliology

science of the sun

helioseismology

study of sun’s interior by observing its surface oscillations

helminthology

study of worms

hematology

study of blood

heortology

study of religious feasts

hepatology

study of liver

heraldry

study of coats of arms

heresiology

study of heresies

herpetology

study of reptiles and amphibians

hierology

science of sacred matters

hippiatrics

study of diseases of horses

hippology

the study of horses

histology

study of the tissues of organisms

histopathology

study of changes in tissue due to disease

historiography

study of writing history

historiology

study of history

homiletics

the art of preaching

hoplology

the study of weapons

horography

art of constructing sundials or clocks

horology

science of time measurement

horticulture

study of gardening

hydrobiology

study of aquatic organisms

hydrodynamics

study of movement in liquids

hydrogeology

study of ground water

hydrography

study of investigating bodies of water

hydrokinetics

study of motion of fluids

hydrology

study of water resources

hydrometeorology

study of atmospheric moisture

hydropathy

study of treating diseases with water

hyetology

science of rainfall

hygiastics

science of health and hygiene

hygienics

study of sanitation; health

hygiology

hygienics; study of cleanliness

hygrology

study of humidity

hygrometry

science of humidity

hymnography

study of writing hymns

hymnology

study of hymns

hypnology

study of sleep; study of hypnosis

hypsography

science of measuring heights

iamatology

study of remedies

iatrology

treatise or text on medical topics; study of medicine

iatromathematics

archaic practice of medicine in conjunction with astrology

ichnography

art of drawing ground plans; a ground plan

ichnology

science of fossilized footprints

ichthyology

study of fish

iconography

study of drawing symbols

iconology

study of icons; symbols

ideogeny

study of origins of ideas

ideology

science of ideas; system of ideas used to justify behaviour

idiomology

study of idiom, jargon or dialect

idiopsychology

psychology of one’s own mind

immunogenetics

study of genetic characteristics of immunity

immunology

study of immunity

immunopathology

study of immunity to disease

insectology

study of insects

irenology

the study of peace

iridology

study of the iris; diagnosis of disease based on the iris of the eye

kalology

study of beauty

karyology

study of cell nuclei

kidology

study of kidding

kinematics

study of motion

kinesics

study of gestural communication

kinesiology

study of human movement and posture

kinetics

study of forces producing or changing motion

koniology

study of atmospheric pollutants and dust

ktenology

science of putting people to death

kymatology

study of wave motion

labeorphily

collection and study of beer bottle labels

larithmics

study of population statistics

laryngology

study of larynx

lepidopterology

study of butterflies and moths

leprology

study of leprosy

lexicology

study of words and their meanings

lexigraphy

art of definition of words

lichenology

study of lichens

limacology

study of slugs

limnobiology

study of freshwater ecosystems

limnology

study of bodies of fresh water

linguistics

study of language

lithology

study of rocks

liturgiology

study of liturgical forms and church rituals

loimology

study of plagues and epidemics

loxodromy

study of sailing along rhumb-lines

magirics

art of cookery

magnanerie

art of raising silkworms

magnetics

study of magnetism

malacology

study of molluscs

malariology

study of malaria

mammalogy

study of mammals

manège

the art of horsemanship

Mariology

study of the Virgin Mary

martyrology

study of martyrs

mastology

study of mammals

mathematics

study of magnitude, number, and forms

mazology

mammalogy; study of mammals

mechanics

study of action of force on bodies

meconology

study of or treatise concerning opium

melittology

study of bees

mereology

study of part-whole relationships

mesology

ecology

metallogeny

study of the origin and distribution of metal deposits

metallography

study of the structure and constitution of metals

metallurgy

study of alloying and treating metals

metaphysics

study of principles of nature and thought

metapolitics

study of politics in theory or abstract

metapsychology

study of nature of the mind

meteoritics

the study of meteors

meteorology

study of weather

metrics

study of versification

metrology

science of weights and measures

microanatomy

study of microscopic tissues

microbiology

study of microscopic organisms

microclimatology

study of local climates

micrology

study or discussion of trivialities

micropalaeontology

study of microscopic fossils

microphytology

study of very small plant life

microscopy

study of minute objects

mineralogy

study of minerals

molinology

study of mills and milling

momilogy

study of mummies

morphology

study of forms and the development of structures

muscology

the study of mosses

museology

the study of museums

musicology

study of music

mycology

study of funguses

myology

study of muscles

myrmecology

study of ants

mythology

study of myths; fables; tales

naology

study of church or temple architecture

nasology

study of the nose

nautics

art of navigation

nematology

the study of nematodes

neonatology

study of newborn babies

neossology

study of nestling birds

nephology

study of clouds

nephrology

study of the kidneys

neurobiology

study of anatomy of the nervous system

neurology

study of nervous system

neuropsychology

study of relation between brain and behaviour

neurypnology

study of hypnotism

neutrosophy

study of the origin and nature of philosophical neutralities

nidology

study of nests

nomology

the science of the laws; especially of the mind

noology

science of the intellect

nosology

study of diseases

nostology

study of senility

notaphily

collecting of bank-notes and cheques

numerology

study of numbers

numismatics

study of coins

nymphology

study of nymphs

obstetrics

study of midwifery

oceanography

study of oceans

oceanology

study of oceans

odology

science of the hypothetical mystical force of od

odontology

study of teeth

oenology

study of wines

oikology

science of housekeeping

olfactology

study of the sense of smell

ombrology

study of rain

oncology

study of tumours

oneirology

study of dreams

onomasiology

study of nomenclature

onomastics

study of proper names

ontology

science of pure being; the nature of things

oology

study of eggs

ophiology

study of snakes

ophthalmology

study of eye diseases

optics

study of light

optology

study of sight

optometry

science of examining the eyes

orchidology

study of orchids

ornithology

study of birds

orology

study of mountains

orthoepy

study of correct pronunciation

orthography

study of spelling

orthopterology

study of cockroaches

oryctology

mineralogy or paleontology

osmics

scientific study of smells

osmology

study of smells and olfactory processes

osphresiology

study of the sense of smell

osteology

study of bones

otology

study of the ear

otorhinolaryngology

study of ear, nose and throat

paedology

study of children

paedotrophy

art of rearing children

paidonosology

study of children’s diseases; pediatrics

palaeoanthropology

study of early humans

palaeobiology

study of fossil plants and animals

palaeoclimatology

study of ancient climates

palaeolimnology

study of ancient fish

palaeolimnology

study of ancient lakes

palaeontology

study of fossils

palaeopedology

study of early soils

paleobotany

study of ancient plants

paleo-osteology

study of ancient bones

palynology

study of pollen

papyrology

study of paper

parapsychology

study of unexplained mental phenomena

parasitology

study of parasites

paroemiology

study of proverbs

parthenology

study of virgins

pataphysics

the science of imaginary solutions

pathology

study of disease

patrology

study of early Christianity

pedagogics

study of teaching

pedology

study of soils

pelology

study of mud

penology

study of crime and punishment

periodontics

study of gums

peristerophily

pigeon-collecting

pestology

science of pests

petrology

study of rocks

pharmacognosy

study of drugs of animal and plant origin

pharmacology

study of drugs

pharology

study of lighthouses

pharyngology

study of the throat

phenology

study of organisms as affected by climate

phenomenology

study of phenomena

philately

study of postage stamps

philematology

the act or study of kissing

phillumeny

collecting of matchbox labels

philology

study of ancient texts; historical linguistics

philosophy

science of knowledge or wisdom

phoniatrics

study and correction of speech defects

phonology

study of speech sounds

photobiology

study of effects of light on organisms

phraseology

study of phrases

phrenology

study of bumps on the head

phycology

study of algae and seaweeds

physics

study of properties of matter and energy

physiology

study of processes of life

phytology

study of plants; botany

piscatology

study of fishes

pisteology

science or study of faith

planetology

study of planets

plutology

political economy; study of wealth

pneumatics

study of mechanics of gases

podiatry

study and treatment of disorders of the foot; chiropody

podology

study of the feet

polemology

study of war

pomology

study of fruit-growing

posology

science of quantity or dosage

potamology

study of rivers

praxeology

study of practical or efficient activity; science of efficient action

primatology

study of primates

proctology

study of rectum

prosody

study of versification

protistology

study of protists

proxemics

study of man’s need for personal space

psalligraphy

the art of paper-cutting to make pictures

psephology

study of election results and voting trends

pseudology

art or science of lying

pseudoptics

study of optical illusions

psychobiology

study of biology of the mind

psychogenetics

study of internal or mental states

psychognosy

study of mentality, personality or character

psychology

study of mind

psychopathology

study of mental illness

psychophysics

study of link between mental and physical processes

pteridology

study of ferns

pterylology

study of distribution of feathers on birds

pyretology

study of fevers

pyrgology

study of towers

pyroballogy

study of artillery

pyrography

study of woodburning

quinology

study of quinine

raciology

study of racial differences

radiology

study of X-rays and their medical applications

reflexology

study of reflexes

rhabdology

knowledge or learning concerning divining rods

rhabdology

art of calculating using numbering rods

rheology

science of the deformation or flow of matter

rheumatology

study of rheumatism

rhinology

study of the nose

rhochrematics

science of inventory management and the movement of products

runology

study of runes

sarcology

study of fleshy parts of the body

satanology

study of the devil

scatology

study of excrement or obscene literature

schematonics

art of using gesture to express tones

sciagraphy

art of shading

scripophily

collection of bond and share certificates

sedimentology

study of sediment

seismology

study of earthquakes

selenodesy

study of the shape and features of the moon

selenology

study of the moon

semantics

study of meaning

semantology

science of meanings of words

semasiology

study of meaning; semantics

semiology

study of signs and signals

semiotics

study of signs and symbols

serology

study of serums

sexology

study of sexual behaviour

siderography

art of engraving on steel

sigillography

study of seals

significs

science of meaning

silvics

study of tree’s life

sindonology

study of the shroud of Turin

Sinology

study of China

sitology

dietetics

sociobiology

study of biological basis of human behaviour

sociology

study of society

somatology

science of the properties of matter

sophiology

science of ideas

soteriology

study of theological salvation

spectrology

study of ghosts

spectroscopy

study of spectra

speleology

study and exploration of caves

spermology

study of seeds

sphagnology

study of peat moss

sphragistics

study of seals and signets

sphygmology

study of the pulse

splanchnology

study of the entrails or viscera

spongology

study of sponges

stasiology

study of political parties

statics

study of bodies and forces in equilibrium

stemmatology

study of relationships between texts

stoichiology

science of elements of animal tissues

stomatology

study of the mouth

storiology

study of folk tales

stratigraphy

study of geological layers or strata

stratography

art of leading an army

stylometry

studying literature by means of statistical analysis

suicidology

study of suicide

symbology

study of symbols

symptomatology

study of symptoms of illness

synecology

study of ecological communities

synectics

study of processes of invention

syntax

study of sentence structure

syphilology

study of syphilis

systematology

study of systems

taxidermy

art of curing and stuffing animals

tectonics

science of structure of objects, buildings and landforms

tegestology

study and collecting of beer mats

teleology

study of final causes; analysis in terms of purpose

telmatology

study of swamps

teratology

study of monsters, freaks, abnormal growths or malformations

teuthology

study of cephalopods

textology

study of the production of texts

thalassography

science of the sea

thanatology

study of death and its customs

thaumatology

study of miracles

theology

study of religion; religious doctrine

theriatrics

veterinary medicine

theriogenology

study of animals’ reproductive systems

thermodynamics

study of relation of heat to motion

thermokinematics

study of motion of heat

thermology

study of heat

therology

study of wild mammals

thremmatology

science of breeding domestic animals and plants

threpsology

science of nutrition

tidology

study of tides

timbrology

study of postage stamps

tocology

obstetrics; midwifery

tonetics

study of pronunciation

topology

study of places and their natural features

toponymics

study of place-names

toreutics

study of artistic work in metal

toxicology

study of poisons

toxophily

love of archery; archery; study of archery

traumatology

study of wounds and their effects

tribology

study of friction and wear between surfaces

trichology

study of hair and its disorders

trophology

study of nutrition

tsiganology

study of gypsies

turnery

art of turning in a lathe

typhlology

study of blindness and the blind

typography

art of printing or using type

typology

study of types of things

ufology

study of alien spacecraft

uranography

descriptive astronomy and mapping

uranology

study of the heavens; astronomy

urbanology

study of cities

urenology

study of rust molds

urology

study of urine; urinary tract

venereology

study of venereal disease

vermeology

study of worms

vexillology

study of flags

victimology

study of victims

vinology

scientific study of vines and winemaking

virology

study of viruses

vitrics

glassy materials; glassware; study of glassware

volcanology

study of volcanoes

vulcanology

study of volcanoes

xylography

art of engraving on wood

xylology

study of wood

zenography

study of the planet Jupiter

zoiatrics

veterinary surgery

zooarchaeology

study of animal remains of archaeological sites

zoochemistry

chemistry of animals

zoogeography

study of geographic distribution of animals

zoogeology

study of fossil animal remains

zoology

study of animals

zoonomy

animal physiology

zoonosology

study of animal diseases

zoopathology

study of animal diseases

zoophysics

physics of animal bodies

zoophysiology

study of physiology of animals

zoophytology

study of plant-like animals

zoosemiotics

study of animal communication

zootaxy

science of classifying animals

zootechnics

science of breeding animals

zygology

science of joining and fastening

zymology

science of fermentation

zymurgy

branch of chemistry dealing with brewing and distilling