About us

Department of Veterinary Sciences

Veterinary Sciences have long been pursued as education in animal diseases prevention, diagnosis and treatment. As human life becomes more diversified and sophisticated, veterinary sciences become an important part of life sciences not only in the improvement of animal health, also in the public health (of humans), animal welfare and the environmental protection.

To foster veterinarians who can contribute to society in both human and animal health and welfare, we provide students with the essential knowledge and techniques in veterinary sciences and additionally, with the cutting-edge knowledge in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of animal diseases as well as the control of zoonotic diseases. University of Miyazaki is located in the Southern Kyushu which is a major livestock production region in Japan. Needless to say, we also educate highly specialized farm animal veterinarians to meet the needs of local communities and industries. In 2010, the university launched The Graduate School of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine, the first graduate school program ever in Japan, integrating medicine and veterinary medicine to cultivate world-class veterinarians and internationally active researchers based on the “One Health” concept.

Admission Policy

The Department of Veterinary Sciences aims to foster veterinarians with the followings: basic knowledge of agriculture; expertise and ethical perspective of veterinary sciences; skills to apply, practice and develop veterinary knowledge; contributions to regional and international societies.

【We are willing to accept】

  1. Those who have wide range of basic knowledge in science, mathematics and language proficiency as basis for studying veterinary sciences.
  2. Those who demonstrate interests in wide range of natural sciences.
  3. Those who devote to acquire specialized knowledge to improve welfare and well-being of humans and animals.

admission policy

Diploma Policy

This department grants a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science to each student who completes the required number of units specified by the department during the required number of registration terms specified in the Regulations for Academic Affairs, passes the jury’s review of his/her graduation thesis and who has acquired the following knowledge,

【qualities and abilities】

Knowledge/Skills: acquire knowledge and techniques through undergraduate courses in understanding human culture, society, nature, and regional society

  1. Understanding human culture, society, nature, and local communities
  2. Basic knowledge of agriculture to utilize in the society
  3. Veterinary expertise: possess specialized knowledge to utilize in the society
  4. Veterinary ethics: possess ethical perspectives as a veterinarian to utilize in the society
  5. Ability to apply, practice and develop veterinary knowledge: utilize veterinary expertise to apply, practice, and exploit
  6. Ability to contribute to regional and international societies: utilize veterinary expertise to contribute to local and global communities