Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences
The Faculty of Integrated Arts and Sciences searches for effective solutions to contemporary issues by analyzing natural and social phenomena from various perspectives going beyond the traditional divisions of human, social and natural sciences. Rather than a fragmentary collection of knowledge, this requires the concentration and integration of knowledge from relevant fields.
The program of the Faculty places emphasis on comprehensive education, with subjects that are shared across faculties and departments. From the second year, students can select courses that specialize in particular analytical methods. This equips students with both a broad perspective and specialists skills in their disciplines.
Department of Human Sciences
Students learn about the cultures, history and concepts of people from all parts of the world in order to be able to tackle the various issues of modern society. In addition, the department fosters personnel with the vision and dynamism to support positive physical and mental health.
Comparative Studies in Society and Culture
Comparative study seminar
The department fosters personnel who take an interest in regional and global issues, with the ability to understand and investigate these issues further. Students develop their linguistic and expressive capabilities and the skills to resolve issues flexibly.
Psychology and Health Studies
The department fosters personnel who can provide comprehensive support for healthy lifestyles from the viewpoint of psychology, physiology and sports and health science.
Department of Civil and Environment Studies
Students develop an interest in the various issues of modern society and undertake specialist study in diverse fields including law, economics, public policy, community, information, environment and life. The department fosters personnel who can contribute to the creation of a desirable society through the integration of this learning.
Molecular spectrometric study
for chemical compounds with UV-Vis
An undergraduate student analyzing
DNA sequence data for new findings
Observation by an electron microscope
equipped with an X-ray spectrometer
Public Policy Studies
Through the acquisition of knowledge of law, political science, economics, and management studies, students learn to analyze the various problems of modern society using the techniques of public policy, and to propose and implement relevant solutions.
Community and Regional Studies
The course fosters personnel who can actively pursue community and regional development towards solving issues including the hollowing out of industry, economic imbalance, aging population, and the issues associated with the information and communications technology society such as the deterioration of community and regional culture.
Symbiotic Environmental Studies
The course fosters personnel who understand the relationship between individuals or society and the environment, based on a specialist scientific grounding in chemistry with a focus on biology, through the protection and use of the environmental and biotic resources that support the community and primary industry.
Department of Mathematical and Material Sciences
The department fosters personnel who can take a logical and original approach to the various issues of the social and natural world, with a scientific spirit developed through study of natural sciences and mathematical science.
Mathematics and Computer Science Studies
This course is for people who want to study mathematics further, who are interested in computers and software development, or who want to become teachers of mathematics or IT. The course fosters personnel who have logical thinking ability and flexible ideas developed through research in mathematics and information science.
Students in a Math-Seminar Room
Integrated Material Science Studies
Students study chemistry, earth science and physics, and material science as specialisms, inventing, discovering and investigating new materials, new phenomena, and new facts. The course fosters personnel who contribute to society through research into environmental issues and environmentally responsible basic science and technology.