A-Z of Science subjects
Astronomy and astrophysics study the nature and distribution of matter and radiation throughout all time and space in the Universe.
Biochemistry is the study of the chemistry of life, and its innovations are at the cutting edge of science, research and industry.
Biologists study living things and seek solutions to global issues relating to food supply, the environment and disease.
Biosecurity concerns the exclusion, eradication and management of pests and diseases that threaten humans and the environment.
Biotechnology develops knowledge about biochemical, molecular, ecological and evolutionary processes.
Chemistry deals with the composition, structure and behaviour of matter at the atomic and molecular level.
Computer Science is about helping people work efficiently and effectively by analysing needs and constructing appropriate solutions.
Data science combines the power of mathematics, statistics and computer science to extract the value from complex data.
Ecology is the scientific study of the interactions between organisms and the environment and is especially important in New Zealand's unique environment.
Economics is the study of social decision making in the production, exchange, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
This interdisciplinary field studies the environment's structure and functioning, and the impact of human interactions.
Finance is forward-focused, and examines the acquisition and allocation of financial resources. It is largely about future planning for firms or investors.
Financial Engineering combines financial and economic theory with the mathematical and computational tools that underpin the financial industry.
Geography is an exciting and distinctive discipline at the interface between Science and Arts. It finds innovative solutions to contemporary social problems.
Geology is incredibly diverse and multidisciplinary. It’s about understanding the Earth for the benefit of humans and the environment.
Linguistics is the scientific study of language, including language structure, acquisition and processing; social and cultural factors; and systems of speech.
Mathematicians are skilled independent thinkers and problem solvers, skills which are valued in many careers, and in Science, Engineering, and Commerce.
Medicinal chemistry is the link between lab-based synthetic chemistry and the real world of health care, prescription medicines, and pharmaceuticals.
Philosophy is for anyone who is intellectually inquisitive, likes ideas, likes to think and explore. It tackles issues and questions that arise for everyone.
Physics aims to understand the behaviour of matter and energy from the scale of subatomic particles to that of the Universe itself.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and associated biological, cognitive and social processes in humans and other animals.
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