Biology is the study of life. Biologists study living organisms and the environments in which they live; from the tropics to the poles and from the deep ocean to the top of Earth's highest mountains. From molecular biology to ecosystem ecology, biology is a vast subject providing a wide range of potential subjects to study. Biologists study a wide range of environmental problems, from climate change to food security, disease epidemiology, or biodiversity conservation, with the study and manipulation of biological systems fundamental to our survival and development as a species.
The College of Biological Sciences comprises a wide range of specialists, from ecology to taxonomy, mathematical biology and molecular biology, allowing students to develop a wide range of skills and a comprehensive understanding of biological systems. The interdisciplinary nature of our undergraduate degree allows students to study a wide variety of subjects in early years, before specializing in the most interesting of those in greater details in later years, while Japan offers a huge variety of environments, from the sub-tropical forests of Okinawa to the extreme winter environments of Hokkaido, from the coastal environments of the world's largest ocean to the wild mountains of Honshu, Japan offers an unrivalled variety of ecosystems to study plants and animals in their natural environments.