This course combines much of the existing Biological Production Science Major and Human and Environmental Science Major, in response to the need for pro-environment and viably sustainable production activities. Students learn about both biological production techniques and the environment, to deepen their expertise. For example, a student may be intensely interested in production (agricultural bioscience) and the environment (human and environmental science). But, as a researcher examining pesticide problems who has an intimate knowledge of environmentally important microorganisms, or a farmer who specializes in genetic manipulation, or a residential environment coordinator who specializes in plant cultivation and insect pest control, each of these specialists must also possess a sense of other professional areas. This major conducts education and research with the goal of training researchers and professionals to broaden the scope of their knowledge and thus reach higher levels of understanding than ever before.
This course focuses on developing high-value-added substances through the effective use of microorganism, plant and animal resources. It also deals with clarifying the various functions of organisms on the cellular, molecular, and genetic levels. It involves education and research into high-level theories and advanced techniques in bioscience and biotechnology, using an international point of view.
This course consists of two branches: Forest Research Environmental Studies and Living Spaces Environmental Studies. Its aim is to clarify the various functions of forests, to increase their functionality, and to utilize them sustainably. In particular, education and research are focused on using techniques from the whole spectrum of the basic and applied sciences, to develop a broad-based and leading-edge understanding of forest science and wood science. It researches beneficial uses of forests and forestry products, in order to inspire sophisticated applications of wood materials. The faculty's goal is to provide an education that will cultivate highly specialized engineers who can think globally while solving the problems their profession addresses.