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Educational Goal and Three Policies of the Earth Science Program

Educational Goal

We aim to nurture professionals who will have advanced expertise about the earth we live on, who will have the ability of ethical judgement, and who will play a proactive and leading role in society.

Diploma Policy of the Earth Science Program

Refer to the Diploma Policy of the Department of Science.

Curriculum Policy of the Earth Science Program

Refer to the Curriculum Policy of the Department of Science.

Admission Policy of the Earth Science Program

1. Desired qualities

Human resources who commit to our Educational Goals, who are determined to acquire advanced expertise through education and research, and who have the sufficient academic ability necessary to do so.

2. Capabilities desired in students

Our research/education is based on physics, chemistry, biology and geology. Applicants are required to have the specialized knowledge in one of these subjects and the skills to conduct experiments and observation. Also required is the foreign language ability (English) necessary to read academic papers written in English. Application for Special Admissions in Other Fields will be successful if the applicant possesses the knowledge/ability worthy of a bachelor’s degree holder, the knowledge/skills in the field of specialization, and foreign language ability (English).

3. Basic Principle of Candidate Screening

The General Selection (written examination) is used to evaluate applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized field of our Program, foreign language (English) comprehension, and aptitude/motivation through an examination on the specialized subject and foreign language (English), and an interview. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The Special Admissions in Other Fields appraises applicants’ ability, aptitude and motivation all of which are necessary to achieve the status of the sort of human resource outlined in the Educational Goals. The appraisal is conducted through an interview, including an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.

The Special Selection for Those in Employment will evaluate applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized field of the Program and aptitude/motivation through an interview including an oral examination. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from and the Performance (Operation) Report.

The International Students Special Admissions will evaluate applicants’ knowledge/ability in the specialized field of the Program, reading comprehension in a foreign language (Japanese or English) and aptitude/motivation through a written examination on the specialized subjects (questions are from the field of Earth and Environmental Science) and a foreign language subject (Japanese or English), and an interview. Also to be taken into account is the grade achieved at the school the applicant has graduated from.