Curriculum and major study points

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Curriculum features

Systematic curriculum carefully selected for studying science.

Providing high-quality education through well-designed courses and precise guidance. Substantive courses:

  • enhance studentsNULL practical skills and understanding through various seminars and experiments
  • increase studentsNULL motivation to learn advanced science through affiliated study with neighboring research and development institutions
  • support studentsNULL career development (science and ethics, internships, College of Science education and job placement, etc.)

Subjects offered

[General education subjects]

Designed to develop understanding of, and perspectives on, nature, society, and humanity. Students can learn foreign languages and information-processing skills to be used in our global and information society.

[Specialized subjects]

Basic subjects: Extend on the science and mathematics learned at high school by further education in these areas at Ibaraki University You can also study a variety of areas of science. Courses are arranged to suit studentsNULL levels of high school learning. Standard subjects: These courses are studied at university level and are standard specialized subjects offered by the College of Science.NULL
Advanced subjects: These are highly specialized courses. Subjects affiliated with introductory advanced science are also available.
Subjects to be studied in each school year
As part of the process used to select new students, you will need to select courses when you submit your application to take screening examinations. See below for details of how students are selected by the College for enrollment.

List of core subjects

General education subjects
Foreign languages, health and sports, introduction to information processing, subjects per topic (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, interdisciplinary studies, and introductory seminars)

Specialized subjects

[Basic subjects]

Basic differential and integral calculus, basic matrix algebra, differential and integral calculus, matrix algebra, basic information science, introduction to statistics, basic physics, basic chemistry, basic biology, basic earth and planetary science, physics, introduction to biology, science and ethics, general physics experiments, general chemistry experiments, general biology experiments, general geosciences experiments, and basic chemistry experiments

Course name standard subjects Advanced subjects

Mathematics and Informatics Course

Introduction to set theory, linear algebra, discrete mathematics, vector analysis, complex series, complex analysis, applied analysis, basic mathematics seminars, discrete mathematics seminars, introduction to programming, programming seminars

Study of real numbers, phase space, geometry, group theory, algebra, measure and probability, functional analysis, introduction to information systems, algorithm theory, introduction to simulation, introduction to networks, introduction to informational analysis, introduction to data analysis

Physics Course

Electromagnetics, analytical mechanics, thermal statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, physical mathematics, physics seminars, physics experiments

relativity theory, introduction to particle physics, basic condensed matter physics, space physics, physics seminars, space materials science, advance physics on experiment, computational physics seminars

Chemistry Course

Inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry seminars and experiments, organic chemistry seminars and experiments, analytical chemistry seminars and experiments, physical chemistry seminars and experiments, biochemistry seminars and experiments

functional organic molecules, high-polymer chemistry, biophysical chemistry, chemistry seminars, chemistry practices, advanced chemistry seminars

Biological Sciences Course

Genetics, cellular biology, animal physiology, molecular biology, ecology, systematics, basic biological experiments, developmental biology, freshwater biology, experiments of molecular biology, cellular and developmental biology experiments, Practical work for ecology, systematics experiments, field practices in biology, experiment on physiology and biochemistry, radiation biology

Earth Science Course

Introduction to geoenvironmental science, air environment science, planetary materials science, stratigraphy, solid-earth geophysics, introduction to lithology, geological survey seminars, geology experiments,

sedimentary environment, volcanic environment, introduction to geological environment, magmatic lithology, structural geology, paleoecology, palaeoceanography, introduction to mineralogy, seismology, rock mineral experiments, solar-terrestrial environmental sciences experiments, solar-planetary sciences, environmental risk management

Integrated Sciences Course

This course comprises a group of subjects. Students will study one standard subject chosen from among the Physics, Chemistry, Biological Sciences, or Earth Science courses, along with other, relevant subjects and the unique subjects of the Integrated Sciences course.

Molecular developmental biology, biological chemistry seminars and experiments, functional organic molecules, advance physics on experiment, basic condensed matter physics, solar-planetary sciences, and space and solar system sciences seminars



Affiliated subjects

Ibaraki Prefecture has affiliations with a large number of research institutions with large-scale research laboratories; any one single university would not be able to offer this. It also has affiliations with many companies with advanced technologies. The College of Science at Ibaraki University is located in the city of Mito, the prefectural capital of Ibaraki. Mito is situated almost in the center of the municipalities of Hitachi, Tokai, Oarai, Naka, Tsukuba, and Kashima. The College of Science provides affiliated subjects in which students can learn the latest in advanced science through an effective combination of lectures and practical education in cooperation with such regional institutions as the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), along with their researchers and engineers. The College of Science at Ibaraki University also provides an internship program for students to learn how science is used in society. The educational principle of these affiliated subjects is to develop human resources who are aware of their importance in supporting science in the 21st Century, who understand the need to enhance their unique ability to explore nature, and who can carefully plan the career paths they will take after graduation. Studying these affiliated subjects could help students to systematically, comprehensively, and uniquely study the specialized basic, specialized standard, and specialized advanced subjects offered by the College of Science at Ibaraki University.

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