Climate change Program

Climate Change Program Cross Major

1) Establishment Background and Summary

Various environmental problems have been caused by population increase, excessive industrialization and reckless use of resources. Consequently, the future of our planet and humankind is being threatened by the deterioration of natural and social environments. Global warming, which leads to social and environmental problems, is an imminent issue that needs to be addressed. The world today requires climate change experts who posess not only scientific knowledge on the mechanisms behind climate change and global warming, but also a socioeconomic mindset and international bargaining skills. The climate change cross major was established to train global experts equipped with scientific knowledge, socioeconomic knowledge and international bargaining skills relating to the field of climate change and global warming.

2) Educational Purpose and Goals

The climate change department aims to foster global experts who possess scientific knowledge, socieoeconomic knowledge and international bargaining skills to overcome climate change and global warming.

  • Promote a scientific understanding of climate change and global warming.
  • Gain knowledge on environmental-ecological influences and adaptation to climate change and global warming.
  • Gain knowledge on socioeconomic influences and adaptation to climate change and global warming.
  • Gain understanding and knowledge of international bargaining related to climate change and global warming.
  • Engage in domestic and international cooperation to resolve climate problems.

3) Career Paths

Based on a multidisciplinary curriculum of natural and social sciences relevant to climate change and global warming, the climate change cross major fosters climate change experts who are capable of predicting and devising countermeasures against the environmental/ecological impact of global warming. For this purpose, the climate change cross major offers a variety of courses in both the natural and social sciences. Upon graduation, students can work in related industries, companies, environment management divisions of government agencies, environmental education institutes, and international organizations related to climate change.

4) Graduation Requirement

Complete 36 credits, including 2 cross major required courses (6 credits)