Department of Chemistry

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Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry is the only science-based chemistry department in Nihon University that endeavors to cultivate human resources capable of contributing to the future development of chemistry and science and technology.
Chemistry is expected to play a key role in solving various problems facing the earth in the 21st century. As the only science-based chemistry department in Nihon University, the Department of Chemistry endeavors to cultivate human resources who will contribute to the future development of chemistry and science and technology. The department focuses on the basics of chemistry and chemical experiments, and promotes teaching and research in a wide range of research fields, including organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, physical chemistry, biochemistry, analytical chemistry and geochemistry.

1.Education and Research

Chemistry is said to play a key role in various problems that must be solved for the prosperity of mankind in the 21st century, such as the depletion of natural resources and energy resources, food shortages, population problems and environmental issues. As the only science-based chemistry department in Nihon University, in order to meet such needs, the Department of Chemistry fosters engineers and researchers who will acquire the competence to venture not only into chemical fields but into the boundary areas with other fields, and who will play a leading role in chemistry and its related fields. The department also aims to train junior high and high school science teachers.

Education in the Department of Chemistry aims to cultivate human resources equipped with broad-based chemical knowledge and skills ranging from basics to applications. In the first year, as well as studying the basics of chemistry, students acquire knowledge in mathematics, physics, etc. necessary to study chemistry. In the second year, students acquire a broad range of knowledge and skills in organic chemistry, inorganic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry, which are specialized chemical fields, without disproportionate emphasis on any specific field. In the third year, students acquire specialized knowledge and experiment techniques as well as applicable knowledge. In the fourth year, students are assigned to a laboratory and spend a year working on their graduation research, summarize the results in their graduation thesis and give a presentation at the graduation workshop.

2.Admission Policy

Based on the admission policy of the College of Humanities and Sciences, the Department of Chemistry admits students who aspire to acquire basic and specialized knowledge and skills, and utilize them to contribute widely to society, with the aim of solving various problems facing mankind, such as environmental issues and the depletion of energy resources, from a chemical perspective.