Department of Geosystem Sciences

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Department of Geosystem Sciences

Department of Geosystem Sciences
As the only private university to provide research and education in geoscience, the department’s learning and education program is accredited by JABEE (Japan Accreditation Board for Engineering Education).
The Department of Geosystem Sciences is one of the few private university departments in Japan that offers a broad range of geoscience fields. The department’s learning and education program consists of two elements, a lecture course and a training course. These elements are embodied in an introductory program (first year), a basic specialized program (second year), and an applied specialized program (third and fourth years), which are also designed to enable arts students to pursue their studies with ease. In addition, the department’s learning and education program is guaranteed by JABEE to be of international standard (faculty, course content and learning facilities).

1.Education and Research

The Department of Geosystem Sciences aims to produce students who have the knowledge and skills to understand the big picture and gain an insight into the future of the earth and human activities based on a view of the earth as a single, interconnected system, and who will utilize this knowledge to broadly contribute to mankind and society. In addition, the department provides education focused on training and fieldwork in a broad range of educational and research fields within geoscience, through a learning and education program in keeping with international standards.

The learning and education goals of the Department of Geosystem Sciences are as follows:

  1. 1) To facilitate multifaceted understanding of earth systems
  2. 2) To learn about the global environment and acquire engineering ethics
  3. 3) To gain a grounding in science and technology
  4. 4) To acquire professional skills
  5. 5) To acquire design capability
  6. 6) To cultivate communication skills
  7. 7) To acquire self-development and sustained learning abilities
  8. 8) To acquire the ability to act
  9. 9) To cultivate problem-solving skills based on a hands-on approach

2. Admission Policy

Based on the admission policy of the College of Humanities and Sciences, Nihon University, the Department of Geosystem Sciences admits students who aspire to acquire knowledge and skills to gain an insight into the future of the earth and human activities and to use this knowledge to broadly contribute to mankind and society in fields such as the global environment, natural resources and energy, or disaster prevention.