The Biology major aims to give students a fundamental understanding of biology, as well as giving advanced training for graduate school entrance. Fundamental courses cover the kingdoms of life, whereas advanced courses focus on aspects of biology such as animal physiology, molecular biology, cell biology, and so on. Laboratory classes train students in use of microscopes and other experimental equipment such as for DNA and protein electrophoresis, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, etc. The key aim of the department is for student development of independent thinking and logic, especially in experimental work.

Students in their fourth year spend a major part of their time in a professor's laboratory on a senior thesis research project. Such experimental projects are usually part of the professor's research theme, and have led to international publications as co-authors with the professor.

About 75% of biology graduates enter graduate school in Japan or overseas.

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