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Field of Science (FOS) Codes

The Field of Science (FOS) codes helps identify the specific science or technology that constitutes the basic mechanism of the investigation.

Biological

1000 Biochemistry and biophysics

1010 Nutrition and metabolism

1020 Physiology

1030 Cellular biology

1040 Molecular biology

1050 Developmental biology

1060 Biology (whole systems)

1070 Ecology

1080 Genetics (includes breeding)

1090 Immunology

1100 Bacteriology

1101 Virology

1102 Mycology

1103 Other microbiology (includes protozoology, phycology, etc.)

1110 Parasitology

1120 Nematology

1130 Entomology and acarology

1140 Weed Science

1150 Toxicology

1160 Pathology

1170 Epidemiology

1180 Pharmacology

1190 Limnology

 

Physical

2000 Chemistry

2010 Physics

2020 Engineering

2030 Geology

2040 Mineralogy

2050 Hydrology

2060 Geography

2061 Pedology

2070 Meteorology and climatology

2080 Mathematics and computer sciences

2090 Statistics, econometrics, and biometrics

 

Social and Behavioral

3000 Anthropology

3010 Economics

3020 Education

3030 Information and communication

3040 History

3050 Law

3060 Political science

3070 Psychology

3080 Sociology

3090 Sensory science (human senses)

3100 Management

3110 Art and architecture

3111 Landscape architecture