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Table A-4. Science, engineering, and health organizational units in doctorate-granting institutions, by detailed field: 2006–12

Field 2006 2007olda 2007newa 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
All surveyed fields 10,946 10,976 11,210 11,773 11,865 12,276 12,419 12,567
    Science and engineering 7,993 8,235 8,516 9,008 9,191 9,482 9,685 9,857
        Science 6,397 6,571 6,840 7,272 7,435 7,661 7,862 7,999
            Agricultural sciences 383 388 393 438 453 445 456 462
            Biological sciences 2,083 2,101 2,092 2,175 2,227 2,279 2,306 2,352
                Anatomy 70 67 65 60 59 58 49 51
                Biochemistry 181 183 178 182 183 185 181 181
                Biology 275 271 260 273 274 269 269 270
                Biometry and epidemiology 95 105 117 126 136 149 169 187
                Biophysics 36 37 35 35 36 38 36 37
                Botany 71 69 67 67 68 67 65 67
                Cell/ molecular biology 177 180 181 192 205 216 219 221
                Ecology 46 51 47 44 41 42 41 43
                Entomology and parasitology 40 39 39 42 40 40 38 39
                Genetics 98 101 102 106 108 108 109 114
                Microbiology, immunology, and virology 237 234 225 229 225 222 226 225
                Nutrition 131 128 120 121 121 124 119 116
                Pathology 118 107 106 113 116 117 111 111
                Pharmacology 152 151 150 154 158 160 161 159
                Physiology 120 123 139 160 163 160 165 163
                Zoology 27 27 27 22 20 18 19 22
                Biological sciences, nec 209 228 234 249 274 306 329 346
            Communicationb ne ne 119 142 156 167 182 186
            Computer sciences 394 409 401 417 422 439 437 442
            Earth, atmospheric, and ocean sciences 375 382 374 387 388 407 409 416
                Atmospheric sciences 33 38 40 42 42 51 54 52
                Geosciences 205 208 206 212 215 211 211 214
                Ocean sciences 57 59 57 59 59 65 62 66
                Earth/ atmospheric/ ocean sciences, nec 80 77 71 74 72 80 82 84
            Family and consumer sciences and human sciencesa ne ne 61 71 81 87 95 95
            Mathematical sciences 419 424 418 447 450 450 452 451
                Mathematics and applied mathematics 327 329 321 338 339 335 341 340
                Statistics 92 95 97 109 111 115 111 111
            Multidisciplinary/ interdisciplinary studiesa ne ne 117 191 226 302 313 340
            Neurosciencea na na 44 63 84 107 163 165
            Physical sciences 606 610 608 627 640 664 669 679
                Astronomy 41 43 43 46 46 49 51 53
                Chemistry 288 289 289 294 297 295 299 301
                Physics 250 251 252 260 262 270 273 278
                Physical sciences, nec 27 27 24 27 35 50 46 47
            Psychology 643 669 657 685 662 657 659 663
                Clinical psychology 145 143 143 145 151 149 146 143
                Psychology, general 192 191 188 194 189 180 178 179
                Psychology, nec 306 335 326 346 322 328 335 341
            Social sciences 1,494 1,588 1,556 1,629 1,646 1,657 1,721 1,748
                Agricultural economics 57 56 54 53 55 52 48 47
                Anthropology (cultural/ social) 142 147 148 151 155 155 158 159
                Economics (except agricultural) 194 194 198 215 218 215 214 220
                Geography 105 105 105 111 113 114 115 115
                History and philosophy of science 33 33 30 32 30 25 25 25
                Linguistics 75 79 74 80 80 79 82 83
                Political science/ public administration 379 397 390 387 389 396 452 459
                Sociology 181 185 183 194 200 203 204 203
                Sociology and anthropology 22 22 20 17 16 12 10 10
                Social sciences, nec 306 370 354 389 390 406 413 427
        Engineering 1,596 1,664 1,676 1,736 1,756 1,821 1,823 1,858
            Aerospace engineering 57 58 58 56 58 62 60 61
            Agricultural engineering 38 38 38 37 36 36 43 41
            Architecturea na na 58 79 82 83 58 55
            Biomedical engineering 110 116 117 128 137 143 139 141
            Chemical engineering 147 149 149 150 148 148 146 148
            Civil engineeringa 269 290 243 247 251 257 248 253
            Electrical engineering 261 271 270 272 265 266 280 285
            Engineering science/ engineering physics 38 37 37 40 43 47 56 61
            Industrial/ manufacturing engineering 169 172 170 168 157 161 163 163
            Mechanical engineering 190 196 196 198 203 210 206 212
            Metallurgical/ materials engineering 115 117 119 125 129 129 141 144
            Mining engineering 21 19 18 18 18 19 19 18
            Nuclear engineering 23 26 24 25 25 26 27 28
            Petroleum engineering 19 19 19 18 17 18 18 19
            Engineering, nec 139 156 160 175 187 216 219 229
    Health 2,953 2,741 2,694 2,765 2,674 2,794 2,734 2,710
        Clinical medicine 1,937 1,739 1,693 1,767 1,757 1,888 1,888 1,859
            Anesthesiology 88 72 72 68 65 64 60 56
            Cardiology 56 46 46 54 52 57 63 61
            Endocrinology 56 49 50 53 51 53 50 49
            Gastroenterology 53 46 45 45 44 50 48 46
            Hematology 53 43 43 42 41 41 41 40
            Neurologya 178 177 127 122 117 112 82 75
            Obstetrics/ gynecology 83 68 67 68 69 72 71 66
            Oncology/ cancer research 94 91 91 94 101 110 114 111
            Ophthalmology 69 57 56 55 58 63 62 64
            Otorhinolaryngology 55 45 46 44 44 45 47 45
            Pediatrics 95 86 86 84 85 100 106 103
            Preventive medicine/ community health 204 213 219 239 244 276 301 313
            Psychiatry 99 84 81 81 75 83 80 80
            Pulmonary disease 51 42 42 45 46 43 44 41
            Radiology 112 98 97 100 106 110 107 106
            Surgery 206 176 173 171 168 172 172 164
            Clinical medicine, nec 385 346 352 402 391 437 440 439
        Other health 1,016 1,002 1,001 998 917 906 846 851
            Dental sciences 79 86 93 92 98 100 103 98
            Nursing 197 178 178 171 149 131 131 131
            Pharmaceutical sciences 93 91 95 103 105 107 112 109
            Communication disorders sciences 167 169 170 166 154 151 153 154
            Veterinary sciences 79 73 86 84 86 96 87 87
            Other health, nec 401 405 379 382 325 321 260 272

na = not applicable; data were not collected at this level of detail. ne = not eligible; data were not collected for this field prior to 2007.
nec = not elsewhere classified.
a In 2007, eligible fields were reclassified, newly eligible fields were added, and the survey was redesigned to improve coverage and coding of eligible units. "2007new" presents data as collected in 2007; "2007old" shows data as they would have been collected in prior years. The science fields Communication and Family and consumer sciences and human sciences were newly eligible in 2007; data for these two fields begin in 2007new. The science field Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary studies was also added to the code list in 2007; some data reported in this field were reported under other fields before 2007 and are included in those fields in 2007old. Neuroscience is reported as a separate field of science in 2007new; data were reported under health field Neurology in 2007old and previous years. Architecture is reported as a separate field of engineering in 2007new; data were reported under Civil engineering in 2007old and previous years. See appendix A in http://www.nsf.gov/statistics/nsf10307/ for more detail.
SOURCE: National Science Foundation, National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, NSF-NIH Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering.
Data from survey cycle Fall 2012, as of December 2013.