College of Science

The College of Science, located on the Kungkuan campus, Taipei City, was founded in the Spring of 1955. Beautifully sprawling Lagerstoremia, Araucaria, and Cassia on the campus add to the charm of its picturesque setting.

Currently, the College has five departments and two graduate institutes.

They are Departments of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and Earth Sciences, and Graduate Institutes of Environmental Education and Science Education, all of which offer a wide range of studies in their graduate programs.

The curriculum is designed to prepare students for professionals in secondary school

teaching, college teaching, or academic research.

 Department of Biology

The Department of Biology was founded in 1946 with an emphasis on undergraduate education in basic biological science learning and certificate courses in biology teaching that prepare secondary school teachers.

The master and doctoral programs were established in 1970 and 1991, respectively, under the goal of research training in biological science and science education.

Instruction and modern biotechnology research within the Departmentare supported by well-equipped laboratories, such as transmitting/scanning electron microscope, spectrophotometer, HPLC, automatic sequencer, flow cytometer, patch clamp and tissue culture facilities.

 Department of Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D.

The requirement for B.S. degree is 158 semester credits, and for M.S. is 24 semester credits and a thesis. To receive a Ph.D. degree, candidates must have a minimum of 44 semester credits and pass cumulative and TOEFL exams.

Students may major in one of the following fields: physical chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, applied chemistry, biochemistry, and chemical education.

The Department has a wide range of instrumentation to facilitate research. Major items include NMR(200 and 400 MHz for general usage and a 300M solid state ), LC-Mass, X-ray single crystal diffractometer, CD-ORD, and ESEM. Several UV-VIS-NIR, FTIR, atomic absorption, HPLC, GC, thermal analysis, and electrochemical instruments are also provided by the department.

 Department of Earth Sciences

The Department of Earth Sciences was established in 1984. In the area of earth science studies, the Department focuses on geology, meteorology, astronomy, oceanography, and earth science education. Emphasis is placed on training future secondary school teachers at the bachelor's level. A variety of instruments and computers are used for teaching and research. Students have the opportunity to take advantage of the full spectrum of science resources.

 Department of Mathematics

The Department aims to train qualified mathematics teachers on the secondary school level, and to prepare professional researchers specializing in mathematics and mathematics education. In addition to analysis, algebra, geometry and other traditional aspects of established sequence, students can take relevant application courses as electives. There are presently 37 faculty members, specializing in various fields of research and studies.

 Department of Physics

The Department of Physics offers B.S, M.S, and Ph.D. degrees.

The full-time faculty members totals thirty and the number of full-time teaching assistants is fourteen. The Department has eight Undergraduate teaching laboratories and twelve research laboratories.

Major topics of research currently conducted by faculty members include experimental and theoretical solid state physics, radiation physics, biophysics, ceramic materials, statistical physics, theoretical particle physics, and science education.

 Graduate Institute of Environmental Education

The Institute, established in 1993, is the first and the only one program in the environmental education throughout this country. The aims of this Institute include:

1. to integrate and conduct research programs of environmental education,

2. to prepare advanced researchers on environmental education,

3. to train professional educators and administrators in the field of environmental education,

4. to develop educational materials on environmental conservation, and

5. to offer in-service training programs to school teachers and environmental conservationists.

 Graduate Institute of Science Education

The Graduate Institute of Science Education (GISE) was established in 1986 and began its enrollment of doctoral students that year. The master program was established in 1995. The objectives of the doctoral program are to prepare administrators and educators for the college level as well as to prepare administrators and supervisors in science education.