The Department of Life Science and Technology has the largest life sciences undergraduate program in Japan, where students can broadly study the discipline not only from a science and engineering viewpoint, but also from pharmacological, medical, and agricultural perspectives.
At the Department of Life Science and Technology, approximately 70 professors and associate professors conduct cutting-edge research in a broad range of fields. The research fields are not limited to biology, but extend to other scientific fields including chemistry, physics, material science, and information science.
In their first and second years of study, students are given a group research assignment to design and create bio-related products. Their critical thinking and problem-solving skills are developed through collaborative work and efforts in making individual contributions to the team. Also, the 300-level research opportunity courses provide students with hands-on research experience in each laboratory.
A set of well-established international exchange programs and short-term study programs with other institutions are available, in which undergraduate students are encouraged to participate. Taking part in internships at companies is also encouraged. Credits will be awarded in recognition of these activities.
Because most students continue to study at the graduate level, the School allows them to take graduate-level courses while still in the fourth year of their undergraduate program, as well as to graduate early, if eligible.