Characteristics of Doctoral Scientists and Engineers in the United States: 1997

Appendix B.
Degree Field List


Computer and Mathematical Sciences top

Computer and Information Sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
400 Computer Sciences D67
410 Information Sciences and Systems D67

Mathematical sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
420 Applied Mathematics 841
498 Mathematics, General 842
465 Operations Research 843
450 Statistics 844
425 Algebra 845
430 Analysis and Functional Analysis 845
435 Geometry 845
440 Logic 845
445 Number Theory 845
455 Topology 845
460 Computing Theory and Practice 845
499 Mathematics, Other 845

Biological and Agricultural Sciences top

Agricultural and food sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
005 Animal Breading and Genetics 605
007 Animal Husbandry 605
010 Animal Nutrition 605
012 Dairy Science 605
014 Poultry Science 605
019 Animal Sciences, Other 605
040 Food Sciences 606
042 Food Distribution 606
043 Food Engineering 606
044 Food Sciences, Other 606
020 Agronomy 607
025 Plant Breeding and Genetics 607
030 Plant Pathology 607
032 Plant Protect./Pest Mgmt 607
039 Plant Sciences, Other 607
050 Horticulture Science 607
045 Soil Sciences 608
046 Soil Chemistry/Microbiology 608
049 Soil Sciences, Other 608
099 Agricultural Sciences, Other 608
098 Agriculture, General 608

Biological sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
100 Biochemistry 631
103 Biomedical Sciences 642
105 Biophysics 631
198 Biological Sciences, General 632
120 Plant Pathology 633
125 Plant Physiology 633
129 Botany, Other 633
136 Cell Biology 634
154 Molecular Biology 634
139 Ecology 635
115 Plant Genetics 636
170 Genetics, Human and Animal 636
171 Genetics 636
156 Microbiology/Bacteriology 637
157 Microbiology 637
110 Bacteriology 637
163 Nutritional Sciences 638
180 Pharmacology, Human and Animal 639
185 Physiology, Human and Animal 640
186 Physiology, Animal and Plant 640
148 Entomology 641
175 Pathology, Human and Animal 641
189 Zoology 641
107 Biotechnology Research 642
133 Biometrics and Biostatistics 642
130 Anatomy 642
140 Hydrobiology 642
142 Developmental Biology 642
145 Endocrinology 642
151 Immunology 642
160 Neurosciences 642
166 Parasitology 642
169 Toxicology 642
199 Biological Sciences, Other 642

Environmental life sciences, including forestry sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
580 Environmental Sciences 680
055 Fisheries Sciences 680
054 Fish and Wildlife 680
060 Wildlife 681
065 Forestry Science 681
066 Forest Biology 681
068 Forest Engineering 681
070 Forest Management 681
072 Wood Science 681
074 Renewable Natural Resources 681
079 Forestry and Related Sciences, Other 681
080 Wildlife/Range Management 681

Health and related sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
200 Audiology and Speech Pathology 781
212 Health Systems/Services Administration 782
225 Medicine and Surgery 786
205 Dentistry 786
235 Optometry/Opthamology 786
250 Veterinary Medicine 786
230 Nursing 787
240 Pharmacy 788
245 Rehabilitation/Therapeutic Services 789
220 Epidemiology 790
215 Public Health 790
210 Environmental Health 790
219 Public Health/Epidemiology 790
222 Exercise Physiology/Kinesiology 791
224 Hospital Administration 791
299 Health Sciences, Other 791
298 Health Sciences, General 791

Physical and Related Sciences top

Chemistry, except biochemistry

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
526 Organic 873
528 Pharmaceutical 873
530 Physical 873
532 Polymer 873
534 Theoretical 873
538 Chemistry, General 873
539 Chemistry, Other 873
524 Nuclear 873
520 Analytical 873
522 Inorganic 873
521 Agriculture and Food 873

Earth, atmospheric, ocean sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
514 Meteorology 872
518 Atmos. and Metero. Sciences, General 872
519 Atmos. and Metero. Sciences, Other 872
512 Atmospheric Dynamics 872
510 Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry 872
540 Geology 875
548 Mineralogy, Petrology 875
549 Mineralogy/Petrol/Geochemistry 875
550 Stratigraphy/Sedimentation 875
552 Geomorphol and Glacial Geology 875
554 Applied Geology 875
555 Applied Geology/Geology Engr 875
547 Fuel Tech. and Petrol. Engineering 876
558 Geological Sciences, General 876
559 Geological Sciences, Other 876
546 Paleontology 876
545 Geophysics 876
544 Geophysics and Seismology 876
542 Geochemistry 876
590 Oceanography 877
585 Hydrology and Water Resources D87
595 Marine Sciences D87
599 Miscellaneous Physical Sciences, Other D87

Physics and astronomy

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
500 Astronomy 871
505 Astrophysics 871
506 Astronomy and Astrophysics 871
566 Fluids 878
567 Mechanics 878
568 Nuclear 878
569 Optics 878
570 Plasma 878
572 Polymer 878
573 Thermal 878
574 Solid State 878
575 Theoretical 878
578 Physics, General 878
579 Physics, Other 878
563 Electromagnetism 878
564 Elementary Particles 878
560 Acoustics 878
561 Atomic and Nuclear 878
562 Electronic Physics 878

Social Sciences top

Economics

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
666 Economics 923
668 Econometrics 923
000 Agricultural Economics 601

Political science and related sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
682 Public Policy Studies 902
674 International Relations 927
679 Political Sciences/Public Adm. 928
678 Political Sciences and Government 928

Sociology

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
686 Sociology 929

Other social sciences

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
650 Anthropology 921
652 Area Studies 620
658 Criminology 922
670 Geography 924
710 History of Science 925
729 Linguistics 771
773 Archeology 921
694 Urban Studies 930
698 Social Sciences, General 930
699 Social Sciences, Other 930
662 Demography 930
690 Social Statistics 930

Psychology top

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
618 Educational Psychology 704
600 Clinical 891
609 Counseling 892
615 Experimental 893
620 Family and Marriage Counseling 897
613 Human/Individual and Family Development 897
648 Psychology, General 894
621 Industrial and Organization. 895
639 Social 896
619 Human Engineering 897
624 Personality 897
627 Physiological 897
630 Psychometrics 897
633 Quantitative 897
636 School 897
616 Exper/Compar/Physiol 897
612 Developmental and Child 897
649 Psychology, Other 897
606 Comparative 897
603 Cognitive 897

Engineering top

Aerospace and related engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
300 Aerospace/Aeronaut/Astronaut 721

Chemical Engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
312 Chemical 725

Civil engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
315 Civil 726

Electrical, electronic, computer and communications engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
372 Systems 727
321 Computer 727
324 Electrical/Electronics 728
323 Electronics 728
322 Electrical 728
318 Communications 728

Materials and Metallurgical Engineering top

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
309 Ceramic 734
342 Materials Science 734
369 Polymer 734
375 Textile 734
348 Metallurgical 736

Mechanical engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
345 Mechanical 735

Other engineering

DRF Code Field Name NSF Code
303 Agricultural 722
306 Bioengineering and Biomedical 724
327 Engineering Mechanics 729
330 Engineering Physics 729
333 Engineering Science 729
336 Environmental Health Engr 730
339 Industrial 733
398 Engineering, general 731
351 Mining and Mineral 737
354 Naval Arch and Marine Eng 738
357 Nuclear 739
366 Petroleum 740
360 Ocean D74
363 Operations Research (Engr.) D74
399 Engineering, Other D74

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