College of Science

A brief History of the College of Science

The College of Science is composed of five departments, one Nanotechnology MA program, and seven research centers. The Department of Physics and the Department of Chemistry were first established in 1955, at the same time as Chung Yuan Christian University was founded. The former offers two undergraduate modules in physics and photonics and material science. The latter offers two undergraduate modules in chemistry and material chemistry. The Department of Mathematics, set up in 1962 and renamed as the Department of Applied Mathematics in 2001, offers three modules in Mathematics, Statistics and Computer science. In 1966, the Department of Psychology was founded, and the Department of Bioscience Technology was established in 2001. In May 2002, the Center for Nanotechnology was formed. Five years later, in 2007, the Nanotechnology MA program is set up.

For promoting research, in 1974, Graduate School of Applied Chemistry (renamed as Graduate School of Chemistry in 1981) was found, and it launched its first PhD program in 1983. Graduate School of Applied Physics was found in 1974, and it had its first PhD program in 1992. Graduate School of Applied Mathematics was set up in 1984 and had its first PhD program in 1994. Graduate School of Psychology was found in 1988.

The College also offers basic courses in calculus, physics, and chemistry to all university students. With an aim to facilitate basic scientific research and combine theory with practice, the College of Science offers a total of seven employment programs to undergraduate students, which are Fubon Life Insurance employment program and Nan Shan Life Insurance employment program、Favite employment program and Bright LED Electronics employment program、ITRT Material and Chemistry Engineering employment program、PSA Charitable Foundation employment program and Grape King Bio employment program. The aforementioned Bright LED Electronics employment program also offers international internship, enhancing the global competitiveness of our students.

Key Features

1.Academic teaching

Following the vision of the college "Inquisitive mind with interdisciplinary innovation", the curriculum design of the college focuses on practice, innovation and interdisciplinary training. The college continues to enhance its faculty, expand teaching facilities, invite domestic and international scholars to teach in the College, and focus on teaching and advising work.

2.Practical research

The college is successful in conducting research. It promotes advanced fundamental science research. It also earns support and recognition from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, and research organizations in the industry. Technology transfer between industry, government, and academia is highly encouraged in the college.

3.International exchange

The college has been developing exchange student programs with several universities worldwide to broaden students' international perspectives. In the year 2017, we have exchange students to and from Niigata University in Japan, Jeju National University, Hanyang University, and Hansei University in Korea, Shoolini University in India, Mupua University in the Philippines, Sun Yat-sen University and Beijing Institute of Technology in China, San Francisco State University and University of Missouri in the US. Our faculties also have close collaboration with distinguish research laboratories worldwide.

Future Prospects

As part of the effort to earn international reputation on both teaching and research achievements, the college plan to:

  1. Set up Psychology Clinic in order to provide a learning environment for Clinical Psychology.
  2. Promote interdisciplinary research, forging strong government-industry-university alliance.
  3. Promote research topics that solve real-life and industrial problems.
  4. Enhance international communication by organizing bi-lateral seminars and programs with our sister schools.
  5. Encourage innovative teaching of science in order to enhance problem-solving competence and interdisciplinary learning.