1. department of corrections the department of local government that is responsible for managing the treatment of convicted offenders
  2. Department of Education the United States federal department that administers all federal programs dealing with education (including federal aid to educational institutions and students); created 1979
  3. Department of Agriculture the federal department that administers programs that provide services to farmers (including research and soil conservation and efforts to stabilize the farming economy); created in 1862
  4. department of economics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in economics
  5. Department of Commerce the United States federal department that promotes and administers domestic and foreign trade (including management of the census and the patent office); created in 1913
  6. Department of Defense the federal department responsible for safeguarding national security of the United States; created in 1947
  7. department of physics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in physics
  8. department of computer science the academic department responsible for teaching and research in computer science
  9. department of mathematics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in mathematics
  10. Department of Energy the federal department responsible for maintaining a national energy policy of the United States; created in 1977
  11. department of linguistics the academic department responsible for teaching and research in linguistics
  12. department of chemistry the academic department responsible for teaching and research in chemistry
  13. department of sociology the academic department responsible for teaching and research in sociology
  14. Department of Justice the United States federal department responsible for enforcing federal laws (including the enforcement of all civil rights legislation); created in 1870
  15. Department of Energy Intelligence an agency that collects political and economic and technical information about energy matters and makes the Department of Energy's technical and analytical expertise available to other members of the Intelligence Community
  16. department of psychology the academic department responsible for teaching and research in psychology
  17. department of biology the academic department responsible for teaching and research in biology
  18. department of English the academic department responsible for teaching English and American literature
  19. Department of Transportation the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
  20. department of music the academic department responsible for teaching music and music appreciation