The Faculty of Science is dedicated to instilling basic academic ability in the sciences coupled with general knowledge, with further priority given to specialized education aimed at development and synthesis with practical applications in mind. The faculty is comprised of four departments (that respectively focus on mathematics and physics, information sciences, chemistry, and biological sciences) and one interdisciplinary program, all of which strive to educate individuals who pursue their work with a comprehensive perspective in the context of society.
This department was established to cultivate researchers, engineers, managers, and teachers who can play key roles in the development of core technologies for the new industries of the 21st century. Mathematics and physics provide the disciplinary foundations of science and engineering. Through study in these fields, students acquire theoretical approaches and fundamental knowledge with a wide range of applications. In their first year of study, students select from one of the following two courses in which to pursue their subsequent learning and research.
Designed to produce well-balanced, capable graduates, the curriculum of the Course in Mathematics combines mathematical fundamentals at the beginning of the course and various fields of pure and applied mathematics toward the end, complemented by a wealth of small-group classes and seminars.
Lectures in this course are linked closely to activities in seminars and laboratory sessions, providing students with a solid grounding in physics from the fundamentals through to specialist fields. Graduates will have the capacity to apply their theoretical knowledge in a variety of areas.
Students in this department focus primarily on the key principles of computing mechanisms and operating systems, and on the fundamental theories and core technologies of software, such as algorithms and software design. They also study a wide range of latest technologies and applications on computer science, such as Internet/web technologies, cryptography and information security, parallel/distributed architecture, and intelligent systems. This allows them not simply to acquire expertise in information science, but also to develop conceptual and analytical strategies and the capacity to apply information science approaches in wider society.
The discipline of chemistry clarifies the structure and characteristics of matter and enables the creation of new substances. It lies at the very heart of many sciences and technologies. This department offers both lectures and laboratory work that enable students to learn chemistry as a basic science, while also helping them to master such practical fields as materials chemistry and environmental chemistry. In graduation research, experiments using advanced equipment are carried out at the High-Tech Research Center. This department sends students with basic knowledge and application skills into society.
Knowledge of the biological sciences is essential in the quest to solve various issues related to human coexistence with nature, such as conserving the environment, securing biological resources, and developing regenerative medical treatment. This department organizes the broad discipline of biological sciences into three fields, thereby enabling students to obtain solid fundamental knowledge and develop expertise and application skills in the field of their choice.
Students in this field study biological phenomena at the molecular level.
Organisms are investigated in terms of cellular structure and characteristics.
Emphasis is placed on the study of the biosphere created by population of organisms and their living environment.
This program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that cuts across the boundaries of the four existing departments to ensure a well-rounded education that combines broad knowledge of the sciences with exposure to the liberal arts. In this program, students acquire a firm grounding in mathematics, physics, information sciences, chemistry, biology, and other natural sciences. During the last two years they are assigned to specific laboratories within one of the four departments, where they pursue more specialized study. A minor system also enables students to take classes in social science/humanities areas, such as those in the Faculty of Business Administration, if they wish.