Message from the Dean
Thank you for visiting the website of the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Okayama University. This website contains information on the history, purpose, educational programs, research areas, achievements, events, and students of our Faculty, which is expected to give you an insight of the current status and activities of our Faculty.
Our purpose is twofold: to educate and train specialists who will someday work in the drug discovery sector and become excellent pharmacists, and to use research as a tool to develop pharmacologically important and effective products aimed at improving human health care. The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences was founded in 1969. Since then, more than 2,900 Bachelor of Science (B.S.), 1,600 Master of Science (M.S.), and 300 Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees have been awarded. Our graduates are actively working in various capacities at national institutes, universities, pharmaceutical companies, food and chemical companies, government offices, hospitals, and pharmacies.
Our Faculty offers two programs: pharmaceutical sciences and pharmacy. The former program is designed for students who wish to become drug discovery specialists and researchers in pharmaceutical sciences, using organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, and molecular biology as tools. The bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical sciences is a four-year course, and the master’s degree and the doctorate degree are two- and three-year advanced study courses, respectively. The pharmacy program is offered to students who wish to become pharmacists. Six years of study are required to acquire a bachelor’s degree, and a four-year advanced study program is offered for the doctorate degree. The details of these programs can be found in the website.
Recently, the Faculty’s buildings were renovated and laboratory instruments were replaced with state-of-the-art models. At the same time, our educational programs were extensively revised. In this new ambience, we are pleased to welcome you who are interested in pharmaceutical sciences.
I would like to invite you to join our Faculty where you will certainly find an area of great interest that you can avidly pursue.
Dean, Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences,
Graduate School of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences