The faculty of agriculture provides three courses integrating a wide range of disciplines: applied life sciences, environmental and resources sciences, and veterinary medical sciences. Students will learn the latest biotechnology to cope with the burst of world population, the chronic food shortage, and various environmental problems. The Veterinary medical sciences course requires 6 years of education for graduation.
Applied Life Sciences Course
The Applied Life Sciences course is divided into six majors. The Major in Biological Chemistry and Biotechnology covers various fields through the study of biological and physical aspects that govern life down to the molecular level. The Major in Applied Biology treats basic biological analyses of various organisms involved in agriculture and environmental protection, and also the creation of new organisms through biotechnology.The Major in Forest Life Science treats forest ecosystems, with the biological studies on maintaining, preserving and growing forests and studies on how mankind should coexist with forest ecosystems. The Major in Aquatic Life Sciences treats the living phenomena of aquatic organism from the molecular level of individual creature, with the aim of contributing to a better future of mankind.The Major in Animal Life Sciences treats the utility of various functions of animals, mainly mammals, by studying mechanisms underlying diverse and complex life phenomena from a variety of perspectives, ranging from molecular biology to ethology. The Major in Biobased Materials Chemistry covers basic and applied studies concerning mass exchange, functional materials and energy conversion process of renewable biobased materials through the biochemical, chemical and chemical engineering techniques.
Environmental and Resource Sciences Course
In addition to food production to feed the world's increasing population, it is required for agronomic science to keep highly efficient biological production while conserving natural environment because we are facing environmental problems on various scales, such as global warming, deforestation,soil degradation, eutrophication in hydrosphere, and the decrease of bio-diversity. In this course, consisting of disciplines involving biological resources and their environment, students learn sciences for utilizing and managing biological resources while considering harmony with the natural environment. This course consists of seven sub courses.
Veterinary Medical Sciences Course
Since veterinary medicine is a scientific field based on animal diseases, learning the basic function and morphology of major organs of mammals and birds and their pathphysiology in various diseases are essential in this six-year course. In addition, various curriculums to learn public health including zoonosis, pathogens and food safety, and comparative biology are offered.