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Chemistry to Learn in College of Chemistry
 Science and technology have been dramatically progressing, and contributing to human development.
Basic chemistry has played an important role in recent technological innovations, and new materials developed through chemistry research are now in use as commercial applications.
 In chemistry, chemical phenomena are investigated at molecular and electron levels to explore universal principles in nature. Such basic investigations have been developed into the creation of new chemical compounds, solutions of environmental pollution and energy problems, and an understanding of life phenomena at the molecular level. Thus, chemistry in the new century will be increasingly important.
  Most of the graduates from the College of Chemistry go on to graduate school to enhance their research capability. After that, they work for universities, national research institutes, or the chemical industry engaged in basic research and the development of advanced technology.
  In the College of Chemistry, faculty members make an effort to lead and educate students to improve their fundamental academic achievement and become international researchers.In the College of Chemistry, the first-year students study common courses designed for all students in University of Tsukuba and required basic courses designed for student of science majors, and the second-year students study specialized courses such as Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Quantum Chemistry, and Biological Chemistry, together with the Basic Experiments of Chemistry. The third-year students study specialized subjects for deeper understanding of chemical fields in which they are interested.
  In the third-year, students will be spending more time on experiments. Experiments in Inorganic/Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, and Organic Chemistry are compulsory subjects, and these will take up three afternoons per week, training students in the experimental skills required for research. Second and third-year students read technical

 
books on basic and specialized chemistry written in English in the courses of Basic English in Chemistry and English in Chemistry, respectively.This helps prepare the student for the Graduate Research, which will require English academic reading.
 Fourth-year students mainly concentrate on their Graduate Research. In the College of Chemistry, not only basic research concerning structures, properties, reactions and syntheses of compounds, but also interdisciplinary research from a broad perspective are carried out in the fields of inorganic chemistry, inorganic physical chemistry, inorganic biochemistry, coordination chemistry, physical chemistry, organic physical chemistry, quantum chemistry, supramolecule chemistry, synthetic organic chemistry, structural organic chemistry, bioorganic chemistry, environmental chemistry, functional organic chemistry, and nuclear and radiochemical sciences.
  The students are assigned to the laboratory, and carry out their Graduate Research under a professor's leadership in an active atmosphere while maintaining close contact with faculty staff, graduate students, researchers from Japanese and overseas institutions. By presenting their research results at laboratory seminars, the graduation thesis presentation, and at the conference of Chemical Society of Japan, they will be taking their first steps as chemistry scientists.