| 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
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