College of Science

The College of Science (CoS) of National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) consists of Department and Graduate Institute of Mathematics, Department and Graduate Institute of Physics, Department and Graduate Institute of Biology, Department and Graduate Institute of Chemistry, Graduate Institute of Science Education, Graduate Institute of Photonics, Graduate Institute of Biotechnology, and Graduate Institute of Statistics and Information Science. Every year, two classes of students are enrolled in the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics, respectively; while only one class of students is enrolled in the other two departments, respectively. TheCoS has the largest number of students and faculty members compared with other colleges of NCUE.


Formerly, the CoS was the Department of Science Education under the thenNational Taiwan Educational College. Originally, the department recruited only in-service teachers with a junior college diploma for its experimental orientation. Afterwards, it recruited students via the Joint College Entrance Exam and established year by year four tracks including mathematics, physics, biology, and chemistry. Under the approval by the Ministry of Education in 1981, these four tracks were expanded into four independent departments in order to provide better quality of teaching, administration and opportunities for students’ career. In addition, to continue the functionality of the Department of Science Education, which emphasizes applying teaching and research to science education, our faculty members, with the passion for science education, dedicated themselves in the establishment of the Graduate Institute of Science Education, which was then established in 1987. Later in 1989, the school was renamed National Changhua University of Education, and the College of Science Education was founded with four departments (Department of Mathematics, Department of Physics, Department of Chemistry, and Department of Biology) and the independent Graduate Institute of Science Education. In accordance with the Teacher Cultivation Act and for the future development of students, theCollege ofScience Education expanded undergraduate classes and graduate programs and was renamedCollege ofScience in 1993. In the same year, Graduate Institute of Science Education established its doctoral program. Master programs of mathematics, physics, and biology were set up in 1994, 1997 and 1998, respectively. In 1999, the doctoral program of mathematics was founded, followed by the establishment of the master program of chemistry in the next year. In 2002, Graduate Institute of Photonics was founded, and the doctoral program in physics in the following year. In 2004, the Department of Biology set up its Graduate Institute of Biotechnology. Later in 2005, the Graduate Institute of Statistics was established. With the doctoral program of photonics coming into being in 2008, theCoS has finally seen its complete scale.


The two pillars of the CoS are science education and scientific technologies, the two fields in which theCoS has recruited new faculty members in recent years. Our new recruits are experts in the most innovative and forward-looking fields. Through developing these pillars, theCoS enhances its competitiveness and is thus able to transition itself. On the other hand, the CoS attracts elites in centralTaiwan to enroll in NCUE and retains its students for further education.