Federal CIP Code Definitions

PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

40.0802
Atomic/Molecular Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the behavior of matter-energy phenomena at the level of atoms and molecules. Includes instruction in chemical physics, atomic forces and structure, molecular orbital theory, magnetic resonance, molecular bonding, phase equilibria, quantum theory of solids, and applications to the study of specific elements and higher compounds.

40.0804
Elementary Particle Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the basic constituents of sub-atomic matter and energy, and the forces governing fundamental processes. Includes instruction in quantum theory, field theory, single-particle systems, perturbation and scattering theory, matter-radiation interaction, symmetry, quarks, capture, Schroedinger mechanics, methods for detecting particle emission and absorption, and research equipment operation and maintenance.

40.0805
Plasma and High-Temperature Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of properties and behavior of matter at high temperatures, such that molecular and atomic structures are in a disassociated ionic or electronic state. Includes instruction in magnetohydrodynamics, free electron phenomena, fusion theory, electromagnetic fields and dynamics, plasma and non-linear wave theory, instability theory, plasma shock phenomena, quantitative modeling, and research equipment operation and maintenance.

40.0806
Nuclear Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of the properties and behavior of atomic nuclei. Includes instruction in nuclear reaction theory, quantum mechanics, energy conservation, nuclear fission and fusion, strong and weak forces, nuclear modeling, nuclear decay, nucleon scattering, pairing, photon and electron reactions, the physics of nuclear effects, statistical methods, and research equipment operation and maintenance.

40.0807
Optics/Optical Sciences.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of light energy, including its structure, properties and behavior under different conditions. Includes instruction in wave theory, wave mechanics, electromagnetic theory, physical optics, geometric optics, quantum theory of light, photon detecting, laser theory, wall and beam properties, chaotic light, non-linear optics, harmonic generation, optical systems theory, and applications to engineering problems.

40.0808
Condensed Matter and Materials Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of macroscopic physical phenomena and properties that arise from basic microscopic interactions. Includes instruction in low-temperature and solid-state physics, x-ray physics, liquids and soft materials, including the study of semiconductors, metals, superliquids, magnets, superconductors, glasses, gels, polymers, colloids, neural networks, and macromolecules.

40.0809
Acoustics.

A program that focuses on the scientific study of sound, and the properties and behavior of acoustic wave phenomena under different conditions. Includes instruction in wave theory, the acoustic wave equation, energy transformation, vibration phenomena, sound reflection and transmission, scattering and surface wave phenomena, singularity expansion theory, ducting, and applications to specific research problems such as underwater acoustics, crystallography, and health diagnostics.

40.0810
Theoretical and Mathematical Physics.

A program that focuses on the scientific and mathematical formulation and evaluation of the physical laws governing, and models describing, matter-energy phenomena, and the analysis of related experimental designs and results. Includes instruction in classical and quantum theory, relativity theory, field theory, mathematics of infinite series, vector and coordinate analysis, wave and particle theory, advanced applied calculus and geometry, analyses of continuum, cosmology, and statistical theory and analysis.

40.0899
Physics, Other.

Any instructional program in physics not listed above.

40.1001
Materials Science.

A program that focuses on the general application of mathematical and scientific principles to the analysis and evaluation of the characteristics and behavior of solids, including internal structure, chemical properties, transport and energy flow properties, thermodynamics of solids, stress and failure factors, chemical transformation states and processes, compound materials, and research on industrial applications of specific materials.

40.1002
Materials Chemistry.

A program that focuses on the synthesis and study of organic or inorganic materials and their electronic, magnetic, optical or mechanical properties. Includes instruction in advanced materials for photonics, lasers, chemical sensors and arrays or nanochemistry; semiconductor nanowires; and molecular electronics.

40.1099
Materials Sciences, Other.

Any instructional program in materials sciences not listed above.

40.9999
Physical Sciences, Other.

Any instructional program in physical sciences not listed above.

SCIENCE TECHNOLOGIES/TECHNICIANS.

41.0000
Science Technologies/Technicians, General.

A general program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of scientific research and development. Includes instruction in standard laboratory practices and procedures; techniques for analysis, testing and inspection; laboratory instrumentation and equipment operation and maintenance; laboratory and materials handling safety; and computer applications.

41.0101
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician.

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of biologists and biotechnologists in research, industrial, and government settings. Includes instruction in fermentation technology, cell culturing, protein purification, biologic synthesis, assaying and testing, quality control, industrial microbiology, bioprocessing, chromatography and bioseparation, genetic technology, laboratory and hazardous materials safety, and computer applications.

41.0204
Industrial Radiologic Technology/Technician.

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills to the operation of industrial and research testing equipment using radioisotopes. Includes instruction in x-ray analysis of materials, nondestructive testing and inspection of materials, and continuous measurement of paper or metal thickness.

41.0205
Nuclear/Nuclear Power Technology/Technician.

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of research scientists and operating engineers engaged in the running of nuclear reactors, and in nuclear materials processing and disposal. Includes instruction in basic nuclear physics and nuclear engineering, monitoring and safety procedures, radioactive materials handling and disposal, equipment maintenance and operation, and record keeping.

41.0299
Nuclear and Industrial Radiologic Technologies/Technicians, Other.

Any instructional program in nuclear and industrial radiologic technologies not listed above.

41.0301
Chemical Technology/Technician.

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills in support of chemical and biochemical research and industrial operations. Includes instruction in principles of chemistry and biochemistry, technical mathematics, computer applications, radiochemistry, industrial biochemistry, chemical instrumentation, physical chemistry, laboratory research methods, industrial processing methods and equipment, and test equipment operation and maintenance.

41.0303
Chemical Process Technology.

A program that prepares individuals to apply scientific principles and technical skills to the operation of chemical processing equipment in industries such as chemical manufacturing, petroleum refining, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and waste water treatment. Includes instruction in mathematics, chemistry, and physics; computer applications; chemical and refinery plant operations, processes, and equipment; safety, health, and environment; instrumentation; troubleshooting; and applications to specific industries.

41.0399
Physical Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.

Any instructional program in physical science technologies not listed above.

41.9999
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other.

Any instructional program in science technologies not listed above.

PSYCHOLOGY.

42.0101
Psychology, General.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

42.0200
Clinical Psychology.

Deleted

42.0201
Clinical Psychology.

Moved from 42.0201 to 42.2801

42.0300
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.

Deleted

42.0301
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics.

Moved from 42.0301 to 42.2701

42.0400
Community Psychology.

Deleted

42.0401
Community Psychology.

Moved from 42.0401 to 42.2802

42.0500
Comparative Psychology.

Deleted

42.0501
Comparative Psychology.

Moved from 42.0501 to 42.2702

42.0600
Counseling Psychology.

Deleted

42.0601
Counseling Psychology.

Moved from 42.0601 to 42.2803

42.0700
Developmental and Child Psychology.

Deleted

42.0701
Developmental and Child Psychology.

Moved from 42.0701 to 42.2703

42.0800
Experimental Psychology.

Deleted

42.0801
Experimental Psychology.

Moved from 42.0801 to 42.2704

42.0900
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Deleted

42.0901
Industrial and Organizational Psychology.

Moved from 42.0901 to 42.2804

42.1000
Personality Psychology.

Deleted

42.1001
Personality Psychology.

Moved from 42.1001 to 42.2705

42.1100
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.

Deleted

42.1101
Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology.

Moved from 42.1101 to 42.2706

42.1600
Social Psychology.

Deleted

42.1601
Social Psychology.

Moved from 42.1601 to 42.2707

42.1700
School Psychology.

Deleted

42.1701
School Psychology.

Moved from 42.1701 to 42.2805

42.1800
Educational Psychology.

Deleted

42.1801
Educational Psychology.

Moved from 42.1801 to 42.2806

42.1900
Psychometrics and Quantitative Psychology.

Deleted

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