The questions of what is science and why study science itself at the bachelor degree level are often asked by some perspective students, by the students themselves and quite often by the parents. Study of science is often thought to be difficult and most challenging of all disciplines. The studying of one of the science disciplines and having a career in science do not necessary correspond to the common imagery of hardship and scant career choices, as most tend to believe as the main “truth.” On the contrary studying science, whether majoring in applied mathematics, biology, chemistry, environment, food science, physics or even nursing, can open a Pandora box of choices for career, whether they are in banking, finance, teaching, research, sales, marketing and even management. Coupled with the studying of science in English throughout the average stay at MUIC of four years, a little time indeed, the possibility can be endless. In our present economic and social situation in Thailand,unarguably it can be said that a graduate with a science major degree with fluent writing and speaking abilities is not a commodity but can be deemed priceless! At MUIC, we believe in turning the raw talents of new students and convert them into well-rounded and highly able in their field of study graduates with a wide, flexible and high adaptive personality to cope with the dynamics of the modern world.
The science program at MUIC, based on the tradition of Mahidol University which is research and thorough and in depth teaching of each subject, challenges each student to strive for the best, whether it is in academic excellence, knowledge depth and thoroughness or in research. At MUIC we believe in building a strong foundation, like a pyramid with the wide base being the initial bachelor degree and becoming narrower or more focused as one climbs the pyramid. While we intend on the rigour of our science program, so that our graduates can compete with the best of the rest of the world, we believe in making our students to be well rounded and fluent in other subjects other than in science.While at MUIC students arerequired to take courses in the humanities, languages, business, religion and in social sciences. While not take a minor in Japanese while studying physics? A renowned Physics Nobel prize winner, Richard Feynman, once said, “I was born not knowing and have only had a little time to change that here and there.” These words, though may appear so far removed to us, are so undeniably so true and applicable in their meaning to us and our students’ education at MUIC
Assistant Professor Dr. Pakorn Bovonsombat
Chairman of Science Division