When most people are asked about their knowledge of science, be it to pass the time while hanging out in waiting rooms or as part of a pub quiz night, they tend to always fall back on the most common sciences such as biology or chemistry. That's just the way things are because most high schools tended to focus on those fields of science over other science fields such as geology or botany. Yet, there are quite a bit of science fields other than the most well known of chemistry and biology and they range from mineralogy, which is the study of minerals, their identification and properties, or astronomy, which is the study of space.

For every cosmetic dentist or NASA space agent out there that knows about the less common science fields there are more and more people that are unaware of them and if you consider yourself a part of the latter group then this article is for you. We want to discuss some of those less than common science fields and spotlight them so that the next time you find yourself in a conversation with your co-workers regarding the topic of science you'll be able to wow them with your knowledge.

Chemistry and biology have already been mentioned and we've already told you about mineralogy and astronomy and defined them for you. What about microbiology? Did you know that it's the study of microorganisms such as bacteria and what kind of an effect they have on other living organisms? How about geology? If the answer to that question is no then let us tell you that geology is the study of Earth, as well as its components like rocks and soils, which you might want to account for when designing garden beds.

A few other science fields you might not know all that well include pathology, linguistics, forestry, seismology, ichthyology, paleontology, and zoology. Not to mention there is also the field of social sciences that includes fields such as criminology, sociology and political science. That's all we have for you on the topic of science and the different number of science fields there actually are other than chemistry and biology. We hope you've learned a thing or two.

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