Social Science - Branches of Social Science

Branches of Social Science

Social Science areas

The following are problem areas and discipline branches within the social sciences.

  • Anthropology
  • Area studies
  • Business studies
  • Communication studies
  • Criminology
  • Demography
  • Development studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Geography
  • History
  • Industrial relations
  • Information science
  • Law
  • Library science
  • Linguistics
  • Media studies
  • Political science
  • Psychology
  • Public administration
  • Sociology

The Social Science disciplines are branches of knowledge which are taught and researched at the college or university level. Social Science disciplines are defined and recognized by the academic journals in which research is published, and the learned Social Science societies and academic departments or faculties to which their practitioners belong. Social Science fields of study usually have several sub-disciplines or branches, and the distinguishing lines between these are often both arbitrary and ambiguous.

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