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,Oriental History, Buddhist History, Cultural Heritage Dept. of Japanese and Japanese Literature, Dept. of English Language and English Literature

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 t he 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)

Link to, Spread and Create the Future. Become regional public human resources that will act as leaders to change society.

●Study Features

Develop communication skills, learn political ideas 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 cour ses 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 Sciences and Human Nutrition, Dept. of Agri-Food System

Surpassing the framework of humanities and science to spread learning in food

●Study Features

Study food and agriculture from diverse perspectives such as production, processing, distribution,

"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 (Fukakusa campus)

The University offers Common Undergraduate Courses for students of the Faculties of Economics, Business Administration, Law, and Policy Science so that students can au gment their study of their own faculty’s curriculum with other courses chosen based on their interests o r future career plans, allowing them to undertake the study of subjects that transcend the framework of their own faculty in a systematic and selective way. Four common undergraduate courses are available: International Relations, English Communication, Sports Science, and Environmental Science.

Cultural Education

The University’s cultural education courses are establis hed 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. The course was established to foster practical leadership skills based on unfailing professional knowledge in subject areas as well as wide and rich culture, deep understanding of the growth and development of humans, and a pedagogical love for students and the educational mission. Ryukoku University has trained many outstanding human resources for the education community. Teaching Centers have been established at each campus as places to provide guidance and support to students who are acti vely and ambitiously working on teaching certificates and passing employment examinations.

Teaching Certificates (type of teaching certificate that can be obtained differs according to faculty, department and course)
Elementary School Teacher Certificate Support System

The Elementary School Teacher Certificate Support System enables students to earn units required to obtain an elementary school teaching certificate in the correspondence education department of partner universities. In addition to the classes in their major, students are required to undertake extra courses at home, schooling (attend classes at partner universities) and a studen t teaching program. Students must have strong motivation to pursue teaching under a feasible study plan.

*Students wishing to take advantage of this system must attend a briefing session during their first year, and obtain a Junior High School Teacher Certificate Type I at Ryukoku University. Students in some faculties and departments are not eligible. Please inquire regarding your eligibility. *Capacity is 50 students per grade. Partner university tuition is required (approximately 500,000 yen)