The nature of the Earth changes continuously in various special and temporal scales. Students in the Department of Earth System Science learn interdisciplinary subjects on the composition of the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere, and lithosphere, and search for the mechanisms of natural processes that occur in and between these spheres. The mission of our department is to develop graduates who are capable of understanding a diverse range of natural phenomena and solving applied social problems based on that understanding.
In the first two years of their study, students learn the basics of science, including mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and geology. In the third year, they study advanced subjects in biology, geophysics, and geology, and select one of these three research divisions to acquire in-depth experimental skills. As the goal of their undergraduate study, all students must complete graduation theses by the end of the fourth year.