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Physics Program

Program Outline

The Physics Program, offered by the Department of Physics at the School of Science, is a four-year undergraduate degree program for international students taught only in English. Class sizes are small and the staff-to-student ratio is high, allowing for a rigorous and specialized physics program aimed at cultivating students’ scientific ability and creativity.

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School-specific features

In their first year, students study foundational physics, the Japanese language and the liberal arts. Next, they take more specialized courses, including quantum mechanics, statistical physics, analytical mechanics, electricity and magnetism, two mathematical methods courses, physics experiments and physics seminars. Professors of theoretical physics also give physics tutorials. Throughout their studies, students gain substantial experience in completing problems and presenting their solutions in public.

Midway through their third year, students will join a research laboratory and focus on a specialized field. The department has 27 research laboratories in both experimental and theoretical physics. Research areas include superconductivity, spintronics, solid state physics, nonequilibrium physics, fusion and plasma physics, elementary particle physics, quantum gravity, hadron physics, astronomy, astrophysics, cosmology, functional materials for recovering waste energy, and biophysics. You can view a full list of laboratories on the department’s website.

Physics - School of Science


Please note that since May 2019, the Fundamental and Applies Physics Program has been merged and changed to become the Physics Program, located in School of Science.

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