Our Work
Get Involved

Member by Class and Section

Academy members are drawn from the full range of academic disciplines and professional fields. The membership is organized into class and section categories:

Class I: Mathematical and Physical Sciences

  • Section 1: Mathematics, Applied Mathematics, and Statistics
  • Section 2: Physics
  • Section 3: Chemistry
  • Section 4: Astronomy, Astrophysics and Earth Sciences
  • Section 5: Engineering and Technology
  • Section 6: Computer Sciences

Class II: Biological Sciences

  • Section 1: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • Section 2: Cellular and Developmental Biology
  • Section 3: Neurosciences
  • Section 4: Evolution and Ecology
  • Section 5: Medical Sciences
  • Section 6: Microbiology and Immunology

Class III: Social Sciences

  • Section 1: Psychological Sciences
  • Section 2: Economics
  • Section 3: Political Science
  • Section 4: Law
  • Section 5: Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Section 6: Sociology, Demography and Geography
  • Section 7: Education

Class IV: Humanities and Arts

  • Section 1: Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Section 2: History
  • Section 3: Literature and Language Studies
  • Section 4: Literature
  • Section 5: Visual Arts
  • Section 6: Performing Arts

Class V: Public Affairs, Business, and Administration

  • Section 1: Journalism, Media and Communications
  • Section 2: Business, Corporate and Philanthropic Leadership
  • Section 3: Educational and Academic Leadership
  • Section 4: Public Affairs and Public Policy
  • Section 4: Scientific, Cultural and Nonprofit Leadership

Nomination to the Academy is a privilege restricted to the Fellowship.

Back to the Membership Page

Book of Members

Visit the online Book of Members to view the name, affiliation(s), and subject area(s) of every member elected to the Academy from 1780 to the present.

Book of Members

Membership Classes and Sections

Academy membership is organized into class and section categories, which identify members by field or profession.

View the list of classes and sections.


For more information contact the Membership Office:

Kristin L. Gustafson
Director of Membership Information and Elections

Membership Information and Elections Coordinator

Prompt Text