Education

Faculty of Letters

Dept. of Shin Buddhism, Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Philosophy (Philosophy, Education), Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of History (Japanese History,

Master the“ wisdom” of man while deeply involving ourselves with“ words”

●Study Features

Enables students to freely and widely study what interests them to acquire the strength to live and contribute to society

The Faculty of Letters consists of seven departments and six courses. Students make use of valuable documents and data owned by the school to acquire a broad education and specialized knowledge. Each student deepens study in his or her area of interest,and fosters the strength to live and contribute to society.

Faculty of Economics

Dept. of Contemporary Economics, Dept. of International Economics

Read and analyze the flow of man, things and money to create a“ Happier Society”

●Study Features

Aims to foster leaders with skills in problem-solving, policy-making and data processing

The Faculty of Economics is expected to present solutions for the structuring of new economic and social systems in the 21st century. The Faculty exerts effort in the fostering of leaders who can apply theory to approach social issues from diverse perspectives.

Faculty of Business Administration

Dept. of Business Administration (Business Management, Accounting)

Know the“ Business World” to become practical business professionals capable of responding to a changing age

●Study Features

Learn“ Living Business” by coming into contact with diverse business sites with an eagerness to“ learn from the real world”

The main target of research in the Faculty of Business Administ ration is“ companies.” Students come into contact with diverse businesses to learn about organization, and how to make effectiv e and efficient improvements in the creation of products, services, sales processes, and other business operations.

Faculty of Law

Dept. of Law (Judicial, Contemporary Society & Law, Citizen Life & Law, Crime, Punishment & Law, International Politics & Law)

Become able to boldly face social issues with reliable legal knowledge and a sense of human rights

●Study Features

Learn with precise goals and future plans to select from diverse courses that respond to personal interests

Dismissal and bankruptcy due to business recession, automobile accidents, juvenile crime and false accusations, the United States army base issue…There are so many law-related matters th at surround us. The Faculty of Law cultivates students with legal minds that can critically and theoretically analyze these social problems with a sharp sense of human rights.

Faculty of Policy Science

Dept. of Policy Science (Policy Formulation, Environmental Innovation, Local Public Specialist)

Deepen understanding of publicness, and foster independent human resources possessing strong citizenship

●Study Features

Develop communication skills, learn political concepts and practice for the realization of a sustainable society

The goal of the Faculty of Policy Science is to foster regional public human resources with a global perspective and the ability to find solutions to community issues. Throughout four years, small-class lectures are held with abundant opportunities for fieldwork in the community, businesses, NPOs, etc. to acquire communication skills and the ability to act autonomously.

Faculty of International Studies

Dept. of Global Studies, Dept. of Intercultural Communication

Fostering the ability required to heighten one another beyond national borders and cultural differences

●Study Features

Fosters a rich sense of internationalism based on high language skills

In midst of a diversifying international society, the Faculty of International studies develops human resources with international communication skills and respect for different cultures based on knowledge of their own culture. There are many international students on campus, enabling opportunities for exchange.

Faculty of Science and Technology

Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Dept. of Media Informatics, Dept. of Electronics and Informatics, Dept. of Mechanical & Systems Engineering, Dept. of Materials Chemistry, Dept. of Environmental Solutions Technology

The goal is“ Harmony between Science and Man” by developing scientific engineers with rich minds

●Study Features

Develops human resources with a global perspective while considering the harmony of science and man in small-class settings

The first-year curriculum is designed to motivate learning. The Faculty of Science and Technology focuses on lectures, experi - ments and exercises provided in small-group setting to enable s upport for every student. There are six courses with different specialties, and uniquely-themed cuting-edge research takes place in each research lab.

Faculty of Sociology

Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Community Management, Dept. of Contemporary Social Work

Studies“ Society” from diverse angles to seek solutions to problems and issues

●Study Features

There are diverse fieldwork programs. The Faculty of Sociology focuses on on-site learning to integrate theory and fieldwork

Studying about society, students seek solutions to various soci al problems exhibited in the relationships between people, peop le and organizations, and involvement in society. The Faculty of Socio logy offers practical learning focusing on fieldwork with the key word, “hands-on approach,” an approach through which theories learned in the classroom are verified on site, and results are reflected in new theories.

Faculty of Agriculture

Dept. of Plant Life Science, Dept. of Bioresource Science, Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Dept. of Agri-Food System

Surpassing the framework of humanities and science to spread learning in food and agriculture that links theory and practice

●Study Features

Study food and agriculture from diverse perspectives such as production, processing, distribution, consumption, etc. to develop practical skills

“Food” is indispensable for life and the contribution made by“ agriculture” to a rich existance are studied through the systematic linking of their roles and significance in various issues involving life, resources, food and economy.

Junior College

Dept. of Social Welfare, Dept. of Child Education

Fosters the ability to learn, think and practice“ Tomoiki (symbiosis)” through abundant practical work

●Study Features

Offers practical, career and regional collaboration education. Students have the option to transfer to a four year college

The Junior College consists of the Social Welfare and Child Education Departments. Both departments place a focus on practical training for hands-on and experimental learning at social welfare facilities, day-care centers, kindergartens, etc. Opportunities to participate in joint events with the local community are provided to foster human resources with rich humanity, professional knowledge and practical skills.

Common Undergraduate Courses

(Faculties of Economics, Business Administration, Law and Policy Science)

Transcending the framework of their faculties, four interdisciplinary courses transcending specialized domains are available: International Relations, English Communication, Sports Science, and Environmental Science.

Cultural Education

The University’s cultural education courses are established with the objective of fostering higher ethics shaped by the school motto and rich humanity, combining intelligence and sensibility, to develop individuals capable of thriving in modern society.

Teacher-training Course

The teacher-Training Course is offered to students wishing to obtain a teaching certificate. Teaching Centers have been established with the objective of sending out honest and outstanding teachers with expertise, sociability and skills to offer practical instructions.

Graduate School of Letters

Master’s Degree Programs: Dept. of Shin Buddhism, Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Japanese History, Dept. of Asian History, Dept. of Japanese Language/Literature, Dept. of English Language and English/American Literature Doctoral Degree Programs: Dept. of Shin Buddhism, Dept. of Buddhist Studies, Dept. of Philosophy, Dept. of Education, Dept. of Clinical Psychology, Dept. of Japanese History, Dept. of Asian History, Dept. of Japanese Language/Literature, Dept. of English Language and English/American Literature

●Study Features

Using“ words” as important connections, programs offer characteristic education and research activities corresponding to globalized“ knowledge.”

Graduate School of Law

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Law / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Law

●Study Features

In a small classroom setting, students develop abilities necessary for researchers and advanced professionals.

Graduate School of Economics

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Economics / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Economics

●Study Features

Programs aim to help students obtain practical research abilities with a high level of literacy in sociology based on economics theory.

Graduate School of Business Administration

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Business Administration / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Business Administration

●Study Features

Students obtain a high level of knowledge in professional business administration and through application of this knowledge become professionals and researchers responding to the demands of modern society.

Graduate School of Sociology

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Social Welfare Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Sociology, Dept. of Social Welfare

●Study Features

Research to further open studies of coexistence and harmony between man and community.

Graduate School of Science and Technology

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Dept. of Electronics and Informatics, Dept. of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Dept. of Materials Chemistry, Dept. of Media Informatics, Dept. of Environmental Solution Technology Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Applied Mathematics and Informatics, Dept. of Electronics and Informatics, Dept. of Mechanical and Systems Engineering, Dept. of Materials Chemistry, Dept. of Media Informatics, Dept. of Environmental Solution Technology

●Study Features

This is a unique global human resources development program.

Graduate School of Intercultural Communication

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Intercultural Communication / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Intercultural Communication

●Study Features

Fostering human resources capable of appropriately grasping, understanding and corresponding to the tremendous social change called globalization.

Graduate School of Practical Shin Buddhist Studies

Dept. of Practical Shin Buddhist Studies

●Study Features

Develops religious practitioners of Shin Buddhism with high practical and research skills.

Graduate School of Policy Science

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Policy Science / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Policy Science

●Study Features

Fosters human resources with the capability to create policies based on sustainable development theories and the skills to put these theories into practice.

Graduate School of Agriculture

*Scheduled to open in April 2018 (Currently applying for establishment permit)

Master’s Degree Program: Dept. of Food and Agricultural Science / Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Food and Agricultural Science

●Study Features

Pursues new food and agricultural studies and strives for education and research that realize a sustainable circulation-type society.

《 Interdisciplinary Graduate School Program 》

Comprehensive Local Human Resources Research Program

Subject: (Master’s Degree Program) Grad. Sch. of Law, Grad. Sch. of Policy Science, and Grad. Sch. of Business Administration

●Study Features

Fosters local human resources who support and lead the local area.

Comprehensive Afro-Asian Research Program

Subject: (Master’s Degree Program) Grad. Sch. of Law, Grad. Sch. of Economics, and Grad. Sch. of Intercultural Communication

●Study Features

This is the only Master’s Degree Program at a private university specializing in research of the African and Asian regions.

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