Guidelines for taking classes

1st year 2nd year 3rd year 4th year
Specialized subject:

Acquisition of a wide range of knowledge and skills in chemistry, ranging from basic to specialized. Acquisition of international chemistry reading skills. Practice of professional chemistry research.

Inorganic Chemistry I Analytical Chemistry Physical Chemistry I Physical Chemistry II Organic Chemistry I Organic Chemistry II Biochemistry Basic English in Chemistry Basic Chemistry Experiments Inorganic Chemistry II Molecular Structure Analysis Physical Chemistry III Physical Chemistry IV Organic Chemistry III Organic Chemistry IV Biochemistry II Advanced Chemistry Exercise Advanced Chemistry Experiment I Advanced Chemistry Experiment II English in Chemistry Graduate research Special Course of Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry Special Course of Physical Chemistry Special Course of Organic Chemistry Special Course of Biochemistry
Computational Chemistry Nuclear and Radiochemistry Inorganic Chemistry III

Specialized Foundation Subjects:

Acquisition of basic knowledge of natural sciences. Learning a foundation for the study of specialized chemistry.

Introduction to Chemistry Chemistry 1 Chemistry 2 Chemistry 3 Chemistry Seminar Mathematics Physics Biology Geoscience

Basic Subjects

Acquire a broad general education, including the liberal arts. Learn the breadth of the discipline and the diversity of studies.

Freshman Seminar Learning and Ethics of Research Multidisciplinary Subjects Foreign language Information Processing Physical education Liberal arts

Information for international students

Study-abroad & Scholarship

The University of Tsukuba offers a variety of support services for students.

Career Path

Career Path

Overview of Graduates' Careers

About 80% of graduates go on to graduate school, and the rest are employed as civil servants (e.g., prefectural governments), teachers (high school and junior high school), or professionals in companies. Students, including those who have completed graduate school, are widely active in Japan and abroad. The main career paths after graduate school are employment in chemical companies, public institutions and advancement to the doctoral program.

2018 2019 2020
Company 9 7 3
Civil servants,
0 0 1
Going to graduate school 44 38 42
Other 1 2 1
Total 54 47 47

Examples of graduates' paths

Graduate school
  • University of Tsukuba … Master Program in Chemistry, Master Program in Education
  • Other universties … The University of Tokyo, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Kyushu University, etc.
Companies (including graduate school student's path)
  • 2020Asia Industry Co.,Ltd., Ishige High School, Scientific Research Institute (Miyagi Pref.), Kanto Denka Kogyo Co., Ltd., SAKATA INX CORPORATION, SHIKOKU CHEMICALS CORPORATION, Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., SEIKO EG&G CO.,LTD., Central Glass Co., Ltd., CHINTAI, TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD., Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Tokyo Customs, TOSOH CORPORATION, TOYO INK SC HOLDINGS CO., LTD., Toyo Gosei Co., Ltd., TOYOTA MOTOR CORPORATION, NISSEN CHEMITEC CORPORATION, NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd., Nippon Kayaku Co.,Ltd., JNFL Japan Nuclear Fuel Limited, Hitachi, Ltd., FUJITSU, BlueMeme, Hodogaya Chemical Co., Ltd., Micron Memory Japan, G.K., Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation, Yoshindo Inc., Yoyulabo Co., Ltd., YOKOHAMA OILS & FATS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • 2019Aica Kogyo Co., Ltd. , ARAKAWA CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES, LTD. , Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd , Eisai Co., Ltd. , NTT DOCOMO, INC. , NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE EAST CORPORATION , KUMIAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY CO.,LTD. , Kuraray Co., Ltd. , KUREHA CORPORATION , Kowa Company, Ltd. , COLCOAT CO., LTD. , Consist inc. , Joyfull Co.,Ltd. , East Japan Railway Company , Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Company, Limited. , SEIKO EG&G CO.,LTD. , Seiko Epson Corp. , SEPTENI CO.,LTD. , CEMEDINE CO., LTD. , TAIHEIYO CEMENT CORPORATION , TAKARA STANDARD CO.,LTD. , TUNGALOY CORPORATION , City of Tsukuba , T.RAD Co., Ltd. , TERAOKA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. , Tokuyama Corporation , NICHIAS Corporation , NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION , Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. , JASCO Corporation , NuFlare Technology, Inc. (NFT) , MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC. , Junkosha Inc. , Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. , Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. , Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. , Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. , Japan Atomic Energy Agency. , NIPPON SHARYO, LTD. , PARKER KAKO Co.,LTD. , Holbein Art Materials Inc. , Mitsui Fudosan Residential Co.,Ltd. , Recruit R&D Staffing Co., Ltd , RENOWN INCORPORATED
  • 2018Asahi Kasei Corp. , ADEKA Corporation , Idemitsu Kosan Co.,Ltd , UL Systems, Inc. , AGS Corporation , NTT DATA i CORPORATION , Okamoto Corporation , Oriental Land Co., Ltd. , KOEI CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED , JFE Steel Corporation , Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. , E'z CORPORATION. , Taisho Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. , TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., LTD. , TAIYO NIPPON SANSO CORPORATION , CHINO CORPORATION , T&K TOKA CO., LTD. , DNP Fine Chemicals Co., Ltd. , TERAOKA SEISAKUSHO CO., LTD. , Tosoh Corporation , Toppan Printing CO., LTD. , Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. , NOF CORPORATION. , Nippon Kaiji Kentei Kyokai, Incorporated Association , Japan Atomic Energy Agency. , Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. , The Japan Research Institute, Limited , Texas Instruments Japan Limited , Nidec Corporation , Japan Vilene Company, Ltd. , NH Foods Ltd. , Virtualex Consulting, Inc. , Fukuoka City Public Junior High School , Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. , Mitsubisi Aluminum Co.,Ltd. , Mito Minami High School , Sanko Soflan Holdings Co., Ltd , UT Group Co., Ltd. , LINTEC Corporation , Roche Diagnostics K.K.