Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science (Sakado Campus)

New developments at the Department of Chemistry

Chemistry provides the foundation for the Department of Chemistry at Josai University’s Faculty of Science, but the department is expanding to nanotechnology, advanced materials, and the fields of new energy. How about studying the basics of chemistry through cutting- edge chemistry?
In April 2012, the Department of Chemistry at Josai University’s Faculty of Science welcomed seven new instructors to beef up the faculty and respond to the demands of students. In the research field, nanotechnology, advanced materials and new energies are undergoing a dynamic expansion.
Through these cutting-edge fields, The Department is training the human resources for 21st century
society through carefully structured education.
The expansion is aimed at cutting-edge nanotechnology  and advanced materials in the field of
chemistry, as well as the new energy field, which  is now attracting worldwide attention. The courses also consider ecosystems impact from an eco-friendly perspective.
Chemistry is the basis of manufacturing. For example, by making magnets from organic photovoltaics
and organic molecules, the university is promoting an education in manufacturing that is based on cutting-edge research. We have expanded and enhanced education and research by setting up new groups that straddle the materials and information sciences, synthetic chemistry and life sciences.
Advanced materials
Core program
Structure, performance and reaction of materials
Life science
Information science
Computer and IT
New energy

Chemistry curriculum

University education
 Materials / Information Program
 As well as studying the foundations of thermal and statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, students learn to use computers for experiments.
Synthetic Chemistry Program
As well as training the eye to look at organic molecules, students learn about their character, composition and reactivity.
Life Science Program
As well as studying chemical properties and functions of biomolecules, students learn about mechanism of genes and heredity.
General Science Program
Study the foundations of science and related fields to educate teachers to be capable of scientific thinking.
Advanced Science Program
Nanotechnology, environment, new energies, advanced materials
Graduation research / seminar
Employment or graduate school
Enter graduate school
 As well as studying the foundations of thermal and statistical mechanics and quantum mechanics, students learn to use computers for experiments.
IT corporation, communication Electronics corporations etc. (Technology, development, SE)
Chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and other chemical companies
Environmental companies (technology, development, sales)
Foodstuffs, brewing, medical examinations etc. Life sciences corporations
(Technology, development, MR)
Science teachers in junior high and high schools
Education industries, civil servants, trading companies etc.

Passing the national examination for Hazardous Materials Engineers

After they graduate, many students, who have conducted experiments and done lab work while enrolled at the Department of Chemistry, also work in jobs where they handle hazardous materials (pharmaceuticals) classified under the Fire Service Act.

In the classes on Material Handling Technology…

Hazardous Materials Engineer, Poisonous and Deleterious Substances Engineer, and High Pressure Gas Safety Engineer are some of the qualifications required when working at a chemical company. Among them, the Hazardous Materials Engineer qualification is an absolute requirement. There are first class and second class qualifications for Hazardous Materials Engineers. To take the example of the first class qualifications, the pass rate is only about one third even among chemistry students who study seriously for the exam. Students who have enrolled at university to study chemistry have an advantage.

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Performance in the biotechnology engineering examination

The Japan Association of Biotechnology Education organizes the qualification to certify the engineers that are needed as the bio industry expands. The department incorporates specific content designed to obtain the certification in the courses on biochemistry, molecular biology and biotechnology, which are the subjects covered by the certification exam, and we also explain the context for exam questions.

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