Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science

Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science (Sakado Campus/ Tokyo Kioicho Campus)

Apply a mathematical way of thinking to business and academic fields

Mathematics is the science of structure and a fundamental science leading to truth by developing theory logically. A background in mathematics can provide access to a wide range of careers. A feature of the Department is to educate students in small classes and seminars are considered very important. Another feature is the use of information technology ("IT") to assist the students to develop a mathematical way of thinking. Emphasis is on mathematical theory and rigor with applications to business and academic fields.

Starting the applied mathematics course
In April 2013, the applied mathematics course started at the Tokyo Kioicho Campus. Students learn the applied mathematics for a new age at an urban campus. The aim of the applied mathematics course is to educate human resources to play an active role in the interdisciplinary areas of mathematics. It is possible to earn teaching qualifications at both the Kioicho and the Sakado Campuses.

Faculty of Science   Department of Mathematics

Curriculum structure and learning process

People who love mathematics
Foundation Courses
Consolidate the basics to prepare for specialized study!
At the Freshman Seminar I • II (Year 1), students familiarize themselves with mathematical symbols, acquiring basic knowledge and the ambition to study mathematics.
Specialized courses
A gradual approach to specialist fields!
In order to learn systematically, students need to meet the conditions for Year 1 and Year 2 courses before they take Year 3 and Year 4 subjects.
Small groups
Related subject
Nurture applied skills with multi-faceted studies!
Acquire broad perspective and open-ended ideas.
Elective subjects (teaching-related subjects)
A gradual approach to specialist fields!
Students taking designated subjects are eligible for Junior High School First Class (mathematics) and High School First Class (mathematics, information) teaching licenses. Some of the subjects count toward graduation credits.
Several avenues
Civil Service
Department of Mathematics is a department designated by cabinet order.
According to Article 50 (qualifications for surveyors) of the Survey Act, graduates of the Department of Mathematics can obtain assistant surveyor qualifications by registering their application.  It is possible to become a qualified surveyor after acquiring at least one year of practical experience.

Mathematics curriculum

Cultivating the basic skills to study freely and widely!

(1) Learn logical thinking through studying and researching mathematics.
(2) Acquire a wide range of knowledge to apply mathematics in the real world.
(3) Foundation skills in Year 1 and 2. Elective studies in Year 3 and 4.

Year 1
Master the basics with Freshman I • II and Introduction to Mathematics according to proficiency level.
Year 2
Follow up Year 1 by consolidating basic skills. Statistical Analysis by Manipulating Formulae is important to build up computer skills.
Year 3 • 4
Students select subjects that interest them and have potential for their future careers from five specialist fields.

Mathematics seminars

Four years of study culminating in experience in the heart of mathematics
The compulsory Mathematics Seminar is the culmination of four years at the Department of Mathematics. As of Year 3, students select and study a group of specialized elective subjects: Analysis, Geometry and Topology, Algebra, Information Mathematics, or Mathematics. The Mathematics Seminar further deepens learning and research in the field of specialization. The students choose a theme, read relevant texts and plan projects under the guidance of a faculty advisor.

IT subjects

IT related subjects for every year including Introduction to Computers I and II and Computer Literacy I and II in Year 1, Statistics and Analysis by Manipulating Formulae in Year II.
Many of the PCs at the university have software for manipulating formulae, which can be used for lectures and seminars. Of course, students are also free to use the software outside classroom hours.

Subjects for specialization

(1) Analysis
(2) Geometry and Topology
(3) Algebra
(4) Statistical Science
(5) Modeling Simulation
Among the five groups of subjects listed above, students select and research subjects that match their own interests and future career paths.