Faculty of Biosphere – Geosphere Science

Admission Policy

  The Faculty of Biosphere - Geosphere Science aims to nurture individuals who can see the earth through a broad perspective; thinking of the earth as one complex system that co-habits us humans and other living beings as a place of habitat. To achieve this goal, this program is composed of 6 courses: “botanical and horticultural science”, “zoological and entomological science”, “geography and archaeology”, “geoscience and aerography”, “astronomy” and “dinosaur science and paleontology”. They all provide education based on observation and survey to promote a comprehensive understanding through field research and information analysis with close cooperation among each field.
  Based on such premises, the Faculty of Biosphere - Geosphere Science seeks students according to the following:

Our Faculty is seeking people who

  • Have enthusiasm to learn through fieldwork/ field research
  • Enjoy the process of preparation before and careful reflection after any fieldwork
  • Have communication skills and basic academic ability as well as the potential to use them to contribute to society

Our Faculty is expecting senior high school students to have

  • Learned Science (Biology, Earth Science, Physics) and Social Studies (Geography, History) important to fieldwork
  • A solid understanding of English, Japanese and Mathematics

Basic guidelines on selection of the students

○Entrance examination by special recommendation for specific or integrated courses is based on:

  • Transcript and written recommendation
  • Basic academic ability by examination to assess Mathematics and English
  • Interview to assess character and enthusiasm for learning

○Entrance examination by special recommendation is based on:

  • Transcript and written recommendation
  • Basic academic ability by examination to assess Mathematics and English
  • Interview to assess character and enthusiasm for learning

○Entrance examination by recommendation is based on:

  • Emphasis on transcript
  • Basic academic ability

○General entrance examination is based on: (the first term SA, SAB, SB, B1, the second term, the National Center Test for University Admissions C, C, C)

  • Past academic ability

○Entrance examination for Returnee Students is based on:

  • Past academic ability
  • Field research experience and basic academic ability

○Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:

  • Past academic ability
  • Motivation to study and high regard for experience in society
  • Field research experience and basic academic ability

○Entrance examination for International Baccalaureate is based on:

  • Past academic ability
  • Field research experience towards contribution to the global world