Faculty of Environmental & Symbiotioc Sciences
In addition to conventional lectures and seminars, the Department offers a large number of courses aimed at fostering the practical skills students will need to apply their knowledge to the complex real environmental problems they will face. These courses include fieldwork of various kinds in the 1st year, Coastal Environment and Forest Environment in the 2nd year, Aquatic Environment and Plant Science in the 3rd year, along with a range of courses in environmental assessment, experimental courses in analytical chemistry, atmospheric environment, and macromolecular chemistry.
Computers play a major role in science today, from data gathering and analysis through to the presentation of results. The Department has its own computer lab equipped with computers that students can use freely at any time, and provides its own information science courses beyond the university-wide courses to meet the specific needs of science students. English, too, is fast becoming a necessity in the global world of science. and the Department's native speaker teacher, and Science English classes offered in addition to the university-wide offerings, signal its commitment to equipping students with the skills they need to participate not only in general conversation but also in scientific exchanges worldwide.
Students in the Department can obtain a variety of licenses and assorted qualifications, including junior high and senior high science teacher certification, and becoming a certified measurer. Enquire in person for more details.
Graduating students have followed a variety of careers in environmental assessment, local government, research, and education. See the Career Design section for further details.