- Location: Taichung, Taiwan
- Duration of study: 4 years (can be extended for 2 years)
- Start date: September
- Language: Chinese and English
The Department of Soil and Environmental Sciences at NCHU was established in 1919. It first began as the Agriculture Chemistry Department at the Taipei Junior College of Agronomy and Forestry and is one of the departments with the longest history at the university. In 1960, the Soil and Fertilizer Division of the Agricultural Chemistry Department was expanded to become the Department of Soil Sciences, which specializes in the teaching and research of soil and fertilizer. In 1970, the Graduate Institute of Soil Sciences was founded to cultivate master-level talents. In 1982, a Ph.D. program was established to cultivate top soil scientists. In 1995, the department moved to the then newly-built Agricultural Environment Science Building and was renamed the Department of Soil and Environmental Science in response to the government's merger strategy. Environmental science was included in the department's curricula and research to meet with the needs of the country's growth and to keep up with an international exchange. The department adopts a semester system in which the first semester begins in September and the second semester begins in February.
The department designs curriculum frameworks and course maps for the bachelor, master's and doctoral classes so that students can understand the relationship between the course and teaching objectives (core competency) in order to cultivate talented individuals in soil and environmental science who possess basic principles, professional knowledge, and practical skills. Correspondence between curriculum planning, teaching objectives, and core competencies help students plan their future careers. Furthermore, the department has signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation with the Department of Plants, Soil, and Climate at Utah State University and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware to help students expand their international horizons. Since 2016, the department has invited Professor Robert Gillies of the Department of Plants, Soil, and Climate at Utah State University to give the Climate and Climate Change course, which not only facilitates the department's teachers to share and interact on curriculum design and teaching experiences but is also conducive to innovating the department's curriculum planning.
The minimum duration of study for the bachelor's program is four years and can be extended for two years. A minimum total of 128 credits are required to graduate from the bachelor's program, in which a minimum of 58 required credits and a minimum of 30 elective credits must be completed. The minimum duration of study for the master's program is one year, and the maximum duration of study is four years. A minimum total of 34 credits are required to graduate from the master's program, in which a minimum of 10 required credits must be completed. The minimum duration of study for the Ph.D. program is two years, and the maximum duration of study is seven years. A minimum total of 34 credits are required to graduate from the program, in which a minimum of 10 required credits must be completed. The minimum duration of study for the PhD program is two years, and the maximum duration of study is seven years. Aminimum total of 34 credits are required to graduate from the program, in which a minimum of 10 required credits must be completed. Tuition for the bachelor's, master's, and PhD programs are 27652; 24229; 25719NTD, respectively.
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