## Educational Policy

In these changing modern times, unprecedented problems are occurring. In order to educate people who can resolve such problems, we provide a Physics and Mathematics Course in addition to the individual Mathematics and Physics Courses, and offer a new educational curriculum powered by coordination between mathematics and physics faculty members without being bound to the established natural science categories which exist today. This department educates scientifically minded women who take the initiative in a flexible and logical manner and have the capability to solve problems regarding the various phenomena in modern society.

## Students

The Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences is looking for students who have an interest in these subjects as well as a desire to accumulate knowledge that will aid in identifying new problems and developing innovative methodologies that will be useful for society. We hope to attract students who have a solid grounding in natural sciences in general, English, mathematics, and physics when entering.

**Heroine and heroes in mathematics and Physics**

left: **Sofia Vasilyevna Kovalevskaya** center: **Albert Einstein** right: **Richard Phillips Feynman**

## Features of the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

In these changing modern times, unprecedented problems are occurring. In order to educate people who can resolve such problems, we provide Physics and Mathematics Course in addition to the individual Mathematics and Physics Courses, and offer a new educational curriculum powered by coordination between mathematics and physics faculty members without being bound to the established natural science categories which exist today. This department educates scientifically minded women who take the initiative in a flexible and logical manner and have the capability to solve problems regarding the various phenomena in modern society.

## Features of the Curriculum Including Course Assignment from the Second Year-

As stated above, mathematics and physics are closely related. It is very common for students to realize their interest or aptitude for mathematics or physics after first taking lectures at university. Our system involves students taking one year after entrance to thoroughly ascertain the studies they would truly like to pursue before progressing to intensive specialty courses from their second year. First-year students of the Department of Mathematical and Physical Sciences mainly select lectures, seminars, and experiments on mathematics and physics and learn the basics of these subjects. Second-year students are assigned according to whether they want to take the Mathematics Course, Physics Course, or Physics and Mathematics Course. Second-, third-, and fourth-year students take more specialized lectures, and they not only learn specialized knowledge, but they also learn the methodology of mathematics and physics. In addition, fourth-year students pursue graduation research while experiencing the cutting-edge of research. The Physics and Mathematics Course in particular offers coordinated education and research instruction while taking advantage of the specialty of each mathematics and physics faculty member.