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.

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 Art Physics JapaneseII
5th Period Art Introduction to Earth Evolution Science Mathematics
6th Period Chemistry I Chemistry 1
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 Chemsitry III Introduction to Biology IV Japanese Application B
5th Period Intro to Earth Evolution Science Chemistry III
6th Period
FALL 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 1S Biochemistry Introduction to Biology V
5th Period Art Academic Discussion Seminar II Biochemistry
6th Period Academic Discussion Seminar II Advanced Mathematics
FALL C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Career Design III
2nd Period Career Design III
3rd Period
4th Period Techincal 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 Communication 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
FALL 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 Chemisty
6th Period Fundamentals of Japanese Studies Seminar in Applied Biological Chemistry
FALL C Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
1st Period Meterology & 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 Paleotology & Stratigraphy English Communciation 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