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Interdisciplinary Program of Sciences


Interdisciplinary Program of Sciences


Brief Introduction


About the program: the program is highly flexible. The common first year courses are physics, chemistry, calculus, etc. During the sophomore year, students take specific courses in the core subjects of mathematics, chemistry, and physics, in order to build a solid science background. In the junior year, students will double major and take other courses at the college of Science or at departments in other colleges according to their aptitude and interests. Seniors can take advanced courses or a campus-wide program.

Counseling service: starting from the freshman year, all students, in accordance with their aptitude and interests, will be advised about their lives and academic work by professors called mentors from different fields.

Case studies: students are encouraged and advised to carry out case studies as early as possible. They are free to choose any interdisciplinary research topics and will be taught by a number of professors from various departments, using software and hardware provided by school faculties, funding and a variety of incentives provided by the office of the registrar, in order to nurture creative and talented individuals across various fields.

Study abroad: sophomore and junior students will have trips arranged for them to world-class universities. This will be in the summer as an exchange program, in order to develop international perspective and enhance creativity for their dual expertise in interdisciplinary fields and their technological talent.

Dual degree: all students are granted a degree in science with a double expertise. The total number of the credits needed for the degree is 128, which is the same in number as a single major department, like mathematics, physics, and chemistry. This won’t add too much load to the students.


Faculty and Staff


CHANG Tsun-Hsu Professor (Ph.D. in Physics, National Tsing Hua University, R.O.C., 1999 ) Coherent Radiation, Electron Cyclotron Maser Instability Nonlinear Plasma Dynamics High-Frequency Electronics
CHEN Pochung Professor (Ph.D in Physics, University of California San Diego, U.S.A. ,2002 ) Condensed Matter Physics(Th.)
CHERN, Shuh-jye Associate Professor(Ph.D. in Mathematics, Cornell University) Classical Mechanics
CHOU, Chia-chun Assistant Professor(Ph.D in Dept. of Chemistry and Biochemistry University of Texas at Austin,2009) Quantum Dynamics, Quantum Trajectory Method, Theoretical Chemistry
SHY Jow-Tsong Professor (Ph.D. in Optical Sciences, University of Arizona, U.S.A., 1982 ) Optics, Atomic & Molecular Physics, Laser(Exp.)
TAI Ming-Fong Professor ( Physics, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan,1989 ) Condensed Matter Physics
TANG Shu-Jung Professor (Ph.D in Physics, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, U.S.A.,2002 ) Experimental surface physics,Photoelectron spectroscopy,Low energy electron microscopy
TEH, Jyh-haur Associate Professor(Ph.D. in Mathematics, State University of New York) Algebraic Geometry, Algebraic Topology
TSAI, Yi-chou Professor(Ph.D in Dept. of Chemistry Massachusetts Institute of Technology,2001) Inorganic & Organic Synthesis Chemistry




Courses offered in this program are :

First Specialty (29-30 credit hours)

Physics Program

General Physics Laboratory
General Physics
Experimental Physics
Applied Mathematics
Theoretical Mechanics
Thermal and Statistical Physics
Quantum Physics

Mathematics Program

Linear Algebra
Advanced Calculus
Probability Theory
Differential Equations
Discrete Mathematics
Introduction to Partial Differential Equations

Chemistry Program

General Chemistry Laboratory
General Chemistry
Organic Chemistry
Organic Chemistry Laboratory
Physical Chemistry
Physical Chemistry Laboratory
Analytical Chemistry
Analytical Chemistry Laboratory
Inorganic Chemistry

 Second Specialty(26-33 credit hours)

College of Science

·         Department of Physics

·         Department of Mathematics

·         Department of Chemistry

College of Engineering

·         Department of Materials Science and Engineering

·         Department of Chemical Engineering

·         Department of Power Mechanical Engineering

·         Department of Industrial Engineering & Engineering Management

College of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

·         Department of Electrical Engineering

·         Department of Computer science

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

·         Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

·         Department of Chinese Literature

·         Department of Foreign Languages and Literature

College of Life Sciences

·         Department of Life Science

·         Department of Medical Science

College of Nuclear Science

·         Department of Engineering and System Science

·         Department of Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Sciences

College of Technology Management

·         Department of Economics

·         Department of Quantitative Finance

·         Program of Law


Graduate Requirements


For Undergraduate students, 128 credit hours 


Financial Aids


For the information regarding international students/exchange students, please refer to Office of Global Affairs


Contact Information


For information specifically related to the program, please contact

Director :  Chang, Tsun-Hsu at,

Secretary: Lu, Eliza at


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