The Faculty of Science is dedicated to instilling basic academic ability in the sciences coupled with general knowledge. It further places priority on specialized education aimed at development and synthesis with practical applications in mind. The faculty comprises four departments focused on mathematics and physics, information sciences, chemistry, and biological sciences, and one interdisciplinary program, all of which strive to educate individuals who can engage in activity from a comprehensive perspective in the context of society.
This department is dedicated to the study of the mathematics and physics, the disciplines that underlie the sciences and engineering. It aims to cultivate capabilities for broadly applying and developing basic knowledge and logical ways of thinking, in order to nurture the researchers, engineers, managers, and teachers who will play a central role in basic technologies for the new industries of the 21st century. In their first year of study, students select from one of the following two courses in which to pursue subsequent learning and research.
The Course in Mathematics seeks to produce graduates equipped with the abilities to synthesize and to analyze, through the initial study of fundamental mathematics subjects and later studies in the fields of pure and applied mathematics, and through studies in small classes and seminars covering a wide variety of exercise subjects.
Lectures in this course are linked organically to activities in exercise and laboratory subjects, providing students with a solid grounding in physics spanning fundamentals to specialist fields, and developing graduates with practical capabilities backed by logical thinking ability.
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 new and applied technologies, such as Internet/web technologies, cryptography and information security, parallel/distributed architecture, and intelligent systems. This allows students to go beyond simple acquisition of expert knowledge in information science, and to develop information science-based thinking and the capacity to apply information science approaches in wider society.
By elucidating the structure and characteristics of matter and enabling the creation of new substances, the discipline of chemistry lies at the very heart of other sciences and technologies. This department offers both lectures and laboratory work that enable students to learn chemistry as a basic science, and to study applied fields such as materials chemistry and environmental chemistry. In graduation research, students carry out experiments using advanced equipment at the High-Tech Research Center. Through an education program that spans fundamental to applied learning, the department develops graduates who have mastered fundamental knowledge and skills.
Knowledge of the biological sciences is essential in the quest to solve issues related to human coexistence with nature, such as conserving the environment, securing biological resources, and developing regenerative medical treatment. This department organizes the wide-ranging discipline of biological sciences into three broad fields, thereby enabling students to obtain solid fundamental scholarship and develop expert knowledge and practical ability matched to individual interests.
Students in this field study biological phenomena at the molecular level.
This field investigates organisms, with a foundation in cellular structure and characteristics.
Students in this field study the biosphere created by populations of organisms and their environments.
This program offers an interdisciplinary curriculum that cuts across the boundaries of the four existing departments to nurture individuals equipped with broad knowledge of the sciences and a well-rounded education in the liberal arts. Participants in the program engage in wide-ranging studies in mathematics, physics, information sciences, chemistry, biology, and other natural sciences. During the third and fourth years, they are assigned to specific laboratories within one of the four departments to pursue more specialized study. Through a minor system, students may also opt to audit subjects in the Faculty of Business Administration or other humanities faculties.