Academics is a skill available in SF2000.
This skill is a general category for all the academic skills not specifically mentioned in Star Frontiers. These are skills that a character might learn in some institute of higher learning, such as: Dralasite Literature; Philosophy; Media Production; Office Technology Systems; etc. The character knows the foundations of his area of study and only needs to make a skill check if some specific piece of uncommon information is called for or some particularly challenging action is required. Some examples of this skill include: Anthropology (in-depth cultural knowledge; gives +10% to skill checks when taken with archaeology), Economics (explained later), Linguistics (useful for deciphering alien or ancient languages), Literature, and Mathematics.