The Faculty of Life and Environmental Science

The Faculty of Life and Environmental Science was established in October of 1995 by reorganization of the Faculty of Agriculture and the Department of Biology in the Faculty of Science. The Faculty consists of four departments: Biological Science, Life Science and Biotechnology, Agricultural and Forest Sciences, and Regional Environmental Sciencest. The Marine Biological Station, University Farms, and University Forests were attached to the Faculty as the Education and Research Center for Biological Resources.

The Faculty’s objectives are: (1) to understand the mechanism of biological systems, (2) to develop new technologies including biotechnology, environmental preservation and reclamation, and sustainable production systems, (3) to apply scientific results and technologies in agriculture, forestry, fishery and other bioindustry fields, and,(4) to make contributions to local communities.

The undergraduate program offers a comprehensive curriculum that combines lectures, laboratory and field work, and small-group instruction. Laboratory and field works help undergraduates deepen their understanding of the related lectures. Small-group classes improve mutual understanding between students and faculties. Graduates from our faculty find employment in private companies, enter the civil service, or become high school science teachers. Students who want to continue their research enter Master courses in the Graduate School of Life and Environmental Science.

International Admission Policy

Our faculty seeks students who are interested in subjects including biology, ecology, environmental science, life science, biotechnology, agriculture, agricultural economics, and agricultural engineering. We are committed to providing high quality and professional education and research opportunities to students with a wide variety of backgrounds. As part of our admission standards, we give weight to students most likely to benefit from our study and research programs. We provide some specific admission criteria for international students in which programs will be conducted in English.

Departments

Educational and Research Center for Biological Resources