Education in the School of Fisheries Sciences
Students who enter the School of Fisheries Sciences study general subjects at the Sapporo campus during their first year. At the end of the first year, each student is assigned to one of four departments based on the academic results of the first year and the student’s wishes: 1) Marine Biology, 2) Applied Marine Science, 3) Aquaculture Life Science, or 4) Marine Bioresources Chemistry. In their second year, the students study specialized subjects in their department at Sapporo. After completing the second year, the students move to the Hakodate campus for more specialized study and experimental work during their third and fourth years. Students receive one unit of credit for each of the following: 15 hours of lectures, 30 hours of seminars, 45 hours of laboratory work and practical training. Students who complete the required courses and units receive a bachelor’s degree in fisheries science.