Department of Bioscience and Biotechnology
The specialized study areas in this department are molecular biology, botanical resources, molecular functions and applied biochemistry. Students move on to acquire technological skills through hands-on experience with experiments and laboratory work. The educational approach here is offered in a small-class environment for the purposes of practical learning and research. The five targets for students of this department are social understanding, basic mathematical skills, advanced specialized knowledge, communication ability and problem solving ability. To reach these targets, we assist our students in acquiring the practical skills necessary to grow as individuals who can play an active role in the society of the future.
Characteristics of the Department
Offering intensive small-class education with great instructor diversity
This department provides personalized small-class education with a ratio of one instructor to two students each year, in order to provide instruction suitable for individual students. Approximately one-third of the instructors can draw on their work experience in private companies, and therefore offer a more practical learning environment through real-life perspectives they have acquired.
Providing excellent support for experiments and laboratory work with cutting-edge laboratory equipment and affiliated facilities
This department is equipped with the latest experimental technology, including a gene analysis device and facilities in natural surroundings. The affiliated Research Center for Bioresources Development has an administration/research building, conservatory, plant field and rice paddy in its extensive grounds to provide easy access to field experience.
Promoting research to showcase to the world
Basic research related to food, pharmaceuticals, the environment and botanical resources is conducted in this department with the aim of introducing its achievements to the world. It especially promotes research that involves local collaborations combining use of its own advanced knowledge and characteristics of Fukui, in order to contribute to the revitalization of Fukui.
Qualifications offered through this department
- High School Teaching License (1st Class Category, Science/Agriculture) *Acquirable through completion of a teacher-training course.
- Trained Engineer *Certified by JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education) and obtained at the time of graduation
Qualification for food sanitation supervisors and food sanitation inspectors (Eligibility)
*Employers refer to possession of the qualification and allocate positions as needed.
Four-Year Curriculum of the Department of Bioscience
- First Year
Study of the basics of biology and chemistry
- The first-year curriculum of this department covers a wide range of general subjects. Science subjects, well-developed as an introductory program, are offered to forge a deeper understanding of the basic principles of biology and chemistry.
- Second Year
Acquisition of practical skills through laboratory work and hands-on training
- During their second and third years of study, students conduct experiments and practical exercises in the fields of biology, chemistry, microbiology, food biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, molecular biology, plant resources and environmental science, in order to foster their practical skills. They are given opportunities to visit research institutions inside and outside the prefecture to learn about their roles within the prefectural administration and the details of research and production facilities within the private sector.
- Third Year
Strengthening of practical skills and preparation for graduation thesis
- Students acquire further practical skills through specialized laboratory work and practical exercises. A wide variety of specialized subjects are offered in preparation for work on a graduation thesis.
- Fourth Year
- Students work throughout this year on a graduation thesis based on their chosen theme. The method of instruction for this important work is one-to-one tutorials with their instructor.
|First Year||Second Year||Third Year||Fourth Year|
|Basic and Applied Biology||Biology I, II||Genetics I, II; Biochemistry I, II;
Horticultural Plant Resources;
|Plant Breeding; Plant Nutrition; Molecular Biology;
Molecular Breeding; Plant Pathology;
Cell Engineering; Bioactive Molecules;
Animal Resources; Cellular Immunology;
Greenhouse Horticulture; Pomology
|Basic and Applied Chemistry and Microbiology||Chemistry I, II;
|Biophysical Chemistry I;
Analytical Chemistry; Organic Chemistry;
Applied Microbiology I; Food Chemistry;
Application of Agricultural Products
|Biophysical Chemistry II;
Biopolymer Chemistry; Applied Microbiology II;
Food Hygienics; Nutrient Chemistry;
Special Bioengineering Lecture;
|Basic and Applied Bioresources Science||General Geology;
|Environmental Biology; Applied Meteorology;
Soil Science; Crop Resources;
General Bioresources Science;
Biological Production Practical
|Forest Physiology and Ecology;
Engineering Ethics; Crop Science
|Problem Solving||Laboratory in Applied Biology;
Laboratory in Biochemistry;
Laboratory in Chemistry;
Laboratory in Biology
|Laboratory in Biophysical Chemistry;
Laboratory in Microbiology;
Laboratory in Food Biochemistry;
Laboratory in Molecular Biology;
Laboratory in Plant Resources;
Laboratory in Environmental Biology;
Science English I, II; Internship;
Applied Biochemistry Seminar;
Functional Molecular Science Seminar;
Molecular Biology Seminar; Plant Resources Seminar
|Major Area Seminar;