Welcome to Nagoya University G30 Biology program

Nagoya University G30 Biology program

Here we provide a short overview on how the program is organized and what courses are offered.

Students enrolled in G30 Biology program share many lectures with other Science and Social Sciences program students, particularly in the 1st year, while in the following years the number of specialized Biology-related courses increases.

All G30 programs in Nagoya University share a common concept of relative freedom of choice for students to decide what courses to take each semester and to develop individually tailored course list, based on their own interests and strengths. While most program-specific courses are compulsory or highly recommended, there is also a number of social and natural sciences courses open to Biology students. We encourage students to take this opportunity to explore knowledge outside of their main field of interest as it will expand and complement their specialization and ability to approach scientific problems from different perspectives.

From the 1st year (2nd semester) G30 Biology students start laboratory experience.
From the 3rd year (6th semester) students have the chance to choose a lab and work full-time on their graduation research project.


List of specialized Biology courses

1st year

  • Fundamentals of Biology 1 and 2
  • Fundamental Biology laboratory

2nd year

  • Biochemistry 1 and 2
  • Cell biology 1 and 2
  • Genetics 1 and 2
  • Physiology 1 and 2
  • Bioscience Laboratory

3rd year

  • Biochemistry 3 and 4
  • Cell Biology 3 and 4
  • Genetics 3
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Physiology
  • Animal Physiology
  • Advanced Bioscience Laboratory
  • Graduation research

4th year

  • Specialized seminars
  • Graduation research