The School of Science places great emphasis on educating students in the appropriate use of learned science, in addition to studying the latest developments in science. The pace of progress in science is very rapid, and this is precisely why we need to carefully consider how we use science and how we make it more useful. The School of Science curriculum, which is designed to cultivate skills of humanities thinking and communication, is designed to resolve these questions. Study widely, from basic to applied science, satiate your curiosity, identify the area of your studies where your future lies, and proceed along the path you have chosen. We want to help you realize your dream.
Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to self-motivated study along with an appreciation of and desire to attain the learning objectives of the School of Science as follows. The School of Science utilizes education that incorporates the contents that are unique to the School, based on the founding principles of Tokai University as exemplified in the four skill areas of “thinking independently," “connecting with others," “tackling challenges" and “accomplishing goals ," as well as an educational ideology that reflects the needs of society and the expectations of students. The School of Science aims to nurture the development of competencies in three key areas: the fundamental ability to deal with specialism; the ability to make overall judgments; and the ability to work together with others in solving problems.
The Department of Mathematics boasts a structured curriculum that uses different research methodologies to explore a range of fields including algebra, geometry and analysis in an ordered sequence. “Logical and abstract thinking" examines definitions that are unique to mathematics along with logical understandings; “pictorial and intuitive conceptualization" looks at elegant mathematics; and “advanced accurate computational skills" are developed through small-group exercises. Group exercises in small classes allow students to hone their skills while encouraging discussion and debate that naturally promote an independent and autonomous mindset towards solving problems.
The Department of Mathematical Sciences is committed to producing talented graduates who deal in the latest theories fusing mathematics and information and hold the key to innovation and reform in modern society. Courses cover traditional fields of mathematics such as algebra, geometry, analysis, probability and statistics as well as new fields of mathematics such as discrete mathematics and symbolic logic that have emerged with the advent of computers, along with IT skills training. Information subjects such as programming are provided from the first year, while practical subjects such as data analysis, the internet and software engineering are also offered. The course material can be used to obtain teaching qualifications in mathematics and information.
The Department of Physics seeks to find rational explanations that improve our understanding of physical phenomena in nature. The extensive curriculum seeks to foster the skills of understanding in a range of research domains from elementary particles through to space, and cultivates the conventions and competencies for understanding the true essence of things. Students also study and are involved in research into modern cutting-edge physics domains such as space, elementary particles, atoms, laser plasma, physical properties and biophysics. The Department of Physics boasts nearly twice as many teaching staff compared to other departments, who are engaged in education and research, which affords students greater flexibility of choice in their studies.
That Japanese chemistry research is world-class was demonstrated by the awarding of a Nobel Prize for Chemistry to a Japanese researcher. The Department of Chemistry provides the latest equipment and environment for pursuing research that holds personal interest as well as research that has a considerable relevance to society. The curriculum is structured to provide an incremental and efficient learning pathway in various fields of chemistry including physics, analysis, inorganic, organic, life and the environment. There are also many subjects that are geared toward obtaining national qualifications.