Sample Schedule

Students are required to complete 124 credits of lectures, laboratory practical work, field trips, and a final research project, to graduate. One credit represents 10 lectures, with each lecture being 75 minutes in length. For each hour of class time, students are expected to complete 2.5 hours of self-study.

Students will enter in September of their first year, and will complete 5 semesters of taught courses, before a final research year. During the research year, students will undertake a year-long research project in one of our research labs. Students who have accumulated sufficient credits can apply for early graduation, completing in 3.5 years.

Below, you can see example timetables for the first 5 semesters. Each semester is split into three sessions, A, B and C. In the College of Biological Sciences, most courses run 1 time per week in sessions AB, or two times a week in session C. Many intensive courses run during Spring C, explaining the lower number of courses taken by students in Spring C.

Please note that the timetables listed below are actual timetables of current students, so there may be some repetition in the courses presented.

Schedule

FALL AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Strategy of Life PE Japanese II    
2nd Period Food and Forest     Introduction to Biology III World Food and Agriculture
3rd Period Japanese II       Introduction to Biology I
4th Period Information Literacy I Art   Physics Japanese II
5th Period   Art Introduction to Earth Evolution Science   Mathematics
6th Period   Chemistry I     Chemistry I
FALL C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Career Design II   Japanese Application B    
2nd Period Career Design II        
3rd Period Japanese Application B       Introduction to Biology IV
4th Period   Chemistry III   Introduction to Biology IV Japanese Application B
5th Period     Introduction to Earth Evolution Science Chemistry III  
6th Period          
SPRING AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Japanese Society Genome Biology I      
2nd Period Introduction to Japanese History     PE Statistics
3rd Period     Introduction to Biology V   Developmental Biology III
4th Period   Art Technical English IS Biochemistry Introduction to Biology V
5th Period   Art Academic Discussion Seminar II Biochemistry  
6th Period     Academic Discussion Seminar II Advanced Mathematics  
SPRING C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Career Design III        
2nd Period Career Design III        
3rd Period          
4th Period     Technical English IS    
5th Period          
6th Period          
FALL AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Japanese Culture Genome Biology III   Crop Production and Utilization  
2nd Period Career Design I Economic History Current Topics in Animal Evolution PE Plant Taxonomy II
3rd Period   Vertebrate Evolution English Communiation for Biology I Molecular Biology III  
4th Period     Technical English IF Economic History Chemical Ecology
5th Period         Cell Structure and Function
6th Period          
FALL C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period     Plant Physiology III   Plant Physiology III
2nd Period         Protistology
3rd Period Applied Microbiology     Microbiology Protistology
4th Period Applied Microbiology   Technical English IF Microbiology  
5th Period   Food Functionality      
6th Period   Food Functionality      
SPRING AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period     Meteorology & Climatology Japanese Learning Support III  
2nd Period   Biomaterial Science English Communication for Biology I Japanese Learning Support III  
3rd Period     Food Process Engineering   Developmental Biology III
4th Period Human-Environment Interaction Introduction of Colloid and Interface Science II Technical English IIS Ethics in Scientific Technology  
5th Period Fundamentals of Japanese Studies       Seminar in Applied Biological Chemistry
6th Period Fundamentals of Japanese Studies       Seminar in Applied Biological Chemistry
SPRING C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period     Meteorology & Climatology    
2nd Period          
3rd Period     Technical English IIS    
4th Period          
5th Period          
6th Period          
FALL AB Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period   Genome Biology III   Introduction to Geoenvironmental Science Quaternary Environmental Change
2nd Period   Paleontology & Stratigrapghy English Communication for Biology II   Animals and Animal Products in Human Life
3rd Period Japanese Learning Support I   Mineralogy & Petrology   Metabolic and Physiological Chemistry II
4th Period Japanese Learning Support I Laboratory in Basic Geoscience Technical English IIF   Food Safety and Security
5th Period   Laboratory in Basic Geoscience      
6th Period          
FALL C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period     Plant Physiology III   Plant Physiology III
2nd Period     English Communication for Biology III   Protistology
3rd Period     English Communication for Biology III   Protistology
4th Period     Technical English IIF    
5th Period   Food Functionality      
6th Period   Food Functionality