Educational Majors

The Faculty of Environmental Science is divided into two educational majors, each with a range of concentrations.

-Faculty of Environmental Science-

Environmental Policy Major

■International Environment
■Conceptualizing the Environment
■Environment and Regional Planning

Environmental Conservation and Planning Major

■Global Environment
■Biological Impact
■Environmental Technology

Environmental Policy Major

The Environmental Policy Major aims to produce administrators, businesspeople, researchers, commentators, and others with outstanding skills and expertise in socioeconomic systems, along with environmental conservation and management, and human culture and civilization, so as to help enable the sustainable development of society in harmony and symbiosis with the environment. As specialized subjects, three concentrations are offered: International Environment, Conceptualizing the Environment, and Environment and Regional Planning. We hope that students will concentrate on one concentration to develop specialized expertise:

■ International Environment Concentration

This concentration offers a basic grounding in environmental issues on a global scale and in international environmental treaties. Along with improving students’ English communication abilities, the concentration is intended to foster skills required to resolve environmental issues occurring at an international level such as the impact of climate change, the degradation of ecosystems, and cross-border pollution.

■ Conceptualizing the Environment Concentration

To develop the skills necessary to become an environmental specialist, students study a wide range of environmentally related topics, for instance, law, economics, policy, and business. Students also develop the overall ability to conceptualize the environment.

■ Environment and Regional Planning Concentration

To develop the ability to make effective use of environmental and local resources, this concentration offers a basic grounding in areas such as regional planning, ecotourism, NPOs, and energy-related issues. This course also develops students’ ability to communicate well with local communities.

Environmental Conservation and Planning Major

This major aims to produce technicians, administrators, researchers and others who can engage with the environmental issues facing nature and humanity, engage in environmental conservation from the local to the global scales, and take international environmental conservation measures. As specialized subjects, four concentrations are offered: Global Environment, Biological Diversity, Biological Impact, and Environmental Technology. Students can develop specialized expertise by concentrating on one of them. Additionally, students taking this major are advised to consider carefully which concentration they should concentrate on when doing basic studies and research for graduation in this major.

■ Global Environment Concentration

To gain a broad understanding of integrated mechanisms, dynamic characteristics and interactions of life in the terrestrial, marine, and atmospheric zones around the Earth’s surface, students study the environment from the standpoint of earth sciences.

■ Biodiversity Concentration

As well as developing specialized expertise in ecology and biodiversity as a whole, students learn fundamental principles of research and study of biodiversity and its conservation by building experience in wildlife surveys.

■ Biological Impact Concentration

By gaining broad knowledge and technical expertise in methods of biological impact assessment and of environmental analysis, students develop the ability to assess a broad range of environmental changes, primarily from a biological perspective.

■ Environmental Technology Concentration

This concentration offers students a basic grounding in techniques for assessing environmental degradation and for environmental restoration; methods for producing environmentally friendly materials and for creating environmentally friendly urban areas; methods of waste disposal; and techniques for recycling useful resources. Thus, students learn practical techniques for the achievement of a recycling-oriented society.

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Faculty of Environmental Science, Nagasaki University

1-14 Bunkyo-machi Nagasaki City, Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan





Faculty of Environmental Science,
Nagasaki University

1-14 Bunkyo-machi Nagasaki City,
Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan

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