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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.

Physics - School of Science

Physics - School of Science
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.

Career Prospects

Most graduates enter a graduate program either at the Graduate School of Science at Nagoya University or elsewhere. Former G30 Physics Program students have been admitted into some of the world’s top universities. Basic problem-solving and abstract-thinking skills make physics graduates competitive employees in a range of fields including finance, industry and education.

Curriculum and Syllabi
Course List and Graduation Requirements
Syllabi for Specialized Courses
List of Laboratories available at the 4th year
List of Laboratories available at the 4th year


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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