Undergraduate Schools and Colleges
The University of Tsukuba's undergraduate education system is organized into undergraduate schools, most of which in turn are made up of individual colleges. Undergraduate schools are designed to meet the university's educational goals and are responsible for the students' comprehensive education. The schools and colleges cultivate each student's talents in a broad range of academic fields and strive to go beyond the existing academic system.
- School of Humanities and Culture
- The pursuit of learning in the fields of humanities and
culture has accumulated extensive knowledge and
obtained significant results. In response to increasing
tendencies towards globalization throughout the world, our
school aims to provide students with a comprehensive
education that will enable them to play an active role in the
international arena. Our goal is to nurture the next
generation of distinguished individuals who will have strong
communication skills, keen insight, creativity, and
- School of Social and International Studies
- At the College of Social Sciences, students concentrate their studies on any one of the fields of sociology, law, political science, or economics, while broadening their specialization in related fields of their choice. At the College of International Studies, in addition to international politics and law, economics, and cultural anthropology, students also study communications and environmental technology while building their English communication proficiency.
- School of Human Sciences
- The School of Human Sciences, which consists of the College of Education, the College of Psychology, and the College of Disability Sciences, provides students with a rich and vibrant interdisciplinary academic experience. Introductory courses in the three colleges are open to all students within the school, and each college encourages students to take some of the advanced classes. Moreover, students can participate in an array of international academic and practical programs, such as the opportunity to do an international internship in Japanese language classes at a secondary school in Thailand.
- School of Life and Environmental Sciences
- Sharing a common motto of "Life and Environment", our school is composed of three colleges: the College of Biological Sciences, the College of Agrobiological Resource Sciences, and the College of Geoscience. In response to the rapid advances in our field in the 21st century, the principal aim of our education program is to nurture and train professionals who possess advanced problem-recognition and problem-solving skills.
- School of Science and Engineering
- In addition to its principal fields of science and engineering, the School of Science and Engineering includes several interdisciplinary fields that have been organized into six colleges: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Engineering Sciences, Engineering Systems, and Policy and Planning Sciences. Our goal is to educate future professionals and to guide young talented researchers to demonstrate broad perspectives in exploring their creativity.
- College of Mathematics
- College of Physics
- College of Chemistry
- College of Engineering Sciences
- College of Engineering Systems
- College of Policy and Planning Sciences
- School of Informatics
- The School of Informatics is dedicated to research in informatics for the 21st century. The school is composed of three colleges: the College of Information Science, the College of Media Arts, Science and Technology, and the College of Knowledge and Library Sciences. Our school is creating leading professionals who deeply understand the science and technology of information, and who are qualified to work in the expanding network of information society.
- College of Information Science
- College of Media Arts, Science and Technology
- College of Knowledge and Library Sciences
- School of Medicine and Medical Sciences
- The School of Medicine and Medical Sciences at our university offers three courses:
Medicine (physician in six years), Nursing Science (nurse in four years), and Medical Science (laboratory scientist in four years). Japan has national accreditation in the above fields, and the University of Tsukuba achieves excellent results in these examinations. The university's strengths are in its educational policies requiring its students to assess and appropriately resolve the many types of challenges they will encounter in the constantly evolving field of medicine.
- School of Health and Physical Education
- Based on the latest scientific research, the school strives to cultivate the ability of students to be excellent leaders who possess outstanding sports skills alongside attributes such as vitality, leadership, and a comprehensive knowledge of health, sports, and physical education.
Within an intellectual atmosphere, the students learn various sports activities and theories of health and sport sciences. The school also strives to promote exchange programs with foreign universities.
- School of Art and Design
- The School of Art and Design offers an undergraduate program of art and design in four fields and fifteen study areas for the enrollment of 100 students, taking advantage of academic environment facing the frontier of science. It aims to educate professional artists, designers or researchers with wider knowledge and creativity. We expect the graduates to become advanced professionals capable of working in the international field of art and design in the future.