Study in Kobe

Degree Awarding Policy of the Faculty of Science

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


The educational and research objective of the Faculty of Science, Kobe University is to contribute to social advancement by deepening understanding of nature through the study of various fundamental areas in natural science.

The Faculty of Science consists of five departments: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Planetology. In addition to providing a wide range of general knowledge as well as specialized knowledge in their respective fields, each department sets its own goals for human resource development and education and research.

In view of these goals for human resource development and education/research as well as the Degree Awarding policy of Kobe University, the Faculty of Science has formulated the following requirements to be met by students to graduate and receive a degree.

  • Students shall study at the Faculty of Science for four years or more and earn the credits required by each department. Regarding the period of attendance, however, students who meet the requirements for early graduation are eligible to graduate after attending the Faculty for at least three years.
  • The Faculty of Science awards bachelor's degrees to students who graduate from the Faculty after completing the curriculum and meeting the requirements stated above.

The educational and research objectives of each department and the applicable rules of the Faculty of Science are described in the Student Handbook published in the year of enrollment.