Curriculum and List of Subjects in Special Course


The minimum required period of enrollment in the programs is two years for the master’s course and three years for the doctoral course. Master’s course students must obtain 30 credits or more in their major to pass the master’s thesis screening and final examination for their degree. Doctoral students are required to pass the dissertation assesment and final examination.

List of Subjects in Special Course



Agronomy and Horticultural Science

Crop Production Ecology
Topics in Advanced Plant Breeding
Vegetable and Ornamental Horticulture (Advanced Course)
Fruit Tree Physiology
Weed Science (Advanced Course)
Food Quality Design and Development (Advanced Course)
Quality Analysis and Assessment

Forest and Biomaterials Science

Applied Microbiology for Human Life
Advanced Applied Biochemistry
Applied Plant Sciences

Applied Life Sciences

Applied Microbiology for Human Life
Advanced Applied Biochemistry
Applied Plant Sciences

Applied Biosciences

Advanced Genetics I
Advanced Genetics II
Fisheries and Environmental Oceanography II
Current Topics in Marine Microbiology
Function of Marine Organisms

Environmental Science and Technology

Tropical Agricultural Ecology
Agroecology of Tropical Crops
Soil Science
Special Lecture on Ecological Information
Special Lecture on Ecological Management
Agricultural Facilities Engineering
Numerical Science of Structural Design
Water Reources Engineering
Hydraulic and Environmental Modeling
Hydrological Environment Sciences
Rural Land Use Planning
Rural Community Planning
Agricultural Systems Engineering
Bioresource and Bioenergy
Field Robotics (Advanced Course)
Field Automation
Bio-Sensing Engineering (Advanced Course)
Physicality of Agricultural Products
Environmental Radiation Control
Engineering of Environmental Radiation Control

Natural Resource Economics

Regional Environmental Economics
Agricultural and Environmental Policy
Forest and Resources Economics
Development Micro-economics
International Agri-food Studies
Qualitative Research Methods and Analysis
Qualitative Research Methods
Microeconomic Analysis
Econometric Analysis
Applied Microeconomic Analysis
Applied Econometric Analysis
Special Lecture on Natural Resources Economics

Food Science and Biotechnology

Advanced Course of Enzyme Chemistry
Advanced Course of Protein Engineering
Advanced Course of Food Chemistry
Advanced Course of Health Science
Advanced Course of Bioengineering

All Division

Agriculture and Environment in Japan
Special Lecture on Comparative Agricultural Studies
Special Lecture on Global Issues in Agricultural Science
Scientific Communication
Sustainable Agriculture: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
Human Security and Global Environmental Change
Southeast Asian Studies
UNESCO Chair Fieldwork: Water, Forest and Society

*Besides the subjects listed above, seminars and laboratory works are available in English.