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Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science

Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science consists of departments focusing on the traditional natural sciences—Chemistry,Biology and
Physics, and those oriented toward applications—Biomolecular Science, Information Science and Environmental
Science.Through education and research attuned to students’ interests and the needs of society, the Faculty
fosters human resources capable of exercising leadership in not only scientific and engineering fields but also in
the world of business and the professions.
Number of students, Number of faculty
The Faculty of Science aims to develop students with a sure grasp of the scientific method who can identify and solve problems by applying expertise gained through the study of the natural sciences. From the viewpoint of the harmonious coexistence of people and nature, the Faculty emphasizes respect for nature, recognition of the supreme value of life, and modesty. Key goals are the gaining of extensive knowledge of the natural sciences and the cultivation of a well-rounded, humanistic perspective.

By offering liberal arts education as well as scientific education and opportunities to do research, and striking a balance between fundamentals and applications, the Faculty is a source of scientists and engineers who not only have specialized knowledge but are able to apply it appropriately.

The Faculty of Science offers a wide range of programs with specialized courses leading to professional credentials. The Teaching Certificate Program is open to students of all departments. The Department of Information Science offers courses for the junior high school and high school teacher certificates for mathematics and for the high school teacher certificate for information science. Other departments offer courses for junior high school and high school teacher certificates for science. As part of its careful support for students, the Faculty also offers courses to prepare students for the examinations they must pass in order to secure posts in the teaching profession as well as guidance on career opportunities in teaching.

The Clinical Laboratory Technician Program is open to students in the Departments of Chemistry, Biology, and Biomolecular Science. Students who complete this program are eligible to take the national examination for the clinical laboratory technician license. For students in their fourth year, this program includes practical training at the hospitals affiliated with Toho University conducted in collaboration with the Faculties of Medicine and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Engineering in Physics Program of the Department of Physics is accredited by the Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education (JABEE). Students who complete this program are certified as associate professional engineers and are eligible to take the second-stage test of the National Examination for Professional Engineers (Applied Science Category), being exempted from the first-stage test.
Students do research using advanced facilities.
An active approach to study is encouraged.
Students use state-of-the-art instruments such as this transmission electron microscope.
The Clinical Laboratory Technician Program includes plenty of practical education on the university's medical center.