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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 JapaneseLiterature, 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 co urses. Students make use of valuable documents and data owned by the school to acquire a broad education and speci alized knowledge. Each student studies his or her own area of interest in depth, and cultivates the strength to live and contribute to society.

Faculty of Economics

Dept. of Contemporary Economics, Dept. of International Economics

Study people, things, and the flow of currency with the aim of realizing an [even happier society].

●Study Features

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

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 lead ers 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 Administration is “companies.” Students come into contact with diverse businesses to learn about organization, and how to make effective 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, as well as false accusations, and the United States army base issue; we are surrounded by many law-related matters. 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 civic understanding 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. Over the course o f four years, small-class lectures are held with abundant opportunities to experience fieldwork in environments such as the local community, companies, and NPOs, 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 lift one another beyond national borders and cultural differences

●Study Features

Fosters a rich sense of internationalism based on strong 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 Advanced Science and Technology

Applied Mathematics and Informatics Course; Intelligent Media Informatics Course;
Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering Course; Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Course; Materials Chemistry Course; Ecology and Environmental Engineering Course

Fostering scientific engineers with rich minds who can flexibly adapt to and move forward in a changing society

●Study Features

Studying diverse fields cross-sectionally to help students to become individuals who can resolve issues from diverse angles and contribute to society.

There are 25 programs (course packages related to specific theme s) that can be freely selected to promote multidisciplinary and self-disciplined study. There are six courses with different specialized fields, and uniquely-themed cutting-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

With diverse fieldwork programs, the Faculty of Sociology focuses on on-site learning to integrate theory and fieldwork.

Students study society, relationships between people, the involvement of people with organizations and society, and seek solutions to various social problems. The Faculty of Sociology offers practical learning focusing on fieldwork with the keyword “hands-on approach,” in which theories learned in the classroom are verified on-site, and results are reflected in theory.

Faculty of Agriculture

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

View agriculture from the perspective of “Food Circulation” and seek solutions to global issues

●Study Features

Experience and learn “Food Circulation” from the perspective of growing, producing, processing, and consumption to heighten expertise in each field.

“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 (coexistence)” 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, with hands-on and experiential learning at social welfare facilities, day-care centers, and kindergartens. Opportunities to participate in joint events with the local com munity 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)

Four interdisciplinary courses transcending their specialized d omains are available: International Relations, English Communication, Sports Science, and Environmental Science.

■Cultural Education

Cultural education courses have been established with the objective of fostering higher ethics and rich humanity shaped by the University's founding principles, 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

Offers an environment in which to comprehensively study and research current theory, demonstration, and application, in order to foster next generation specialists and researchers.

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

A unique global human resources development program experienced through seminars in RUBeC to equip students with a global perspective and the ability to support manufacturing in the world.

Graduate School of International Studies

Master's Degree Program: Dept. of Intercultural Communication, Dept. of Global Studies, Dept. of Language and Communication Doctoral Degree Program: Dept. of Intercultural Communication, Dept. of Global Studies

●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

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, recycling society.

《 Interdisciplinary Graduate School Program 》

Research Program for Local Publics Human Resources

Subject: <Master’s Degree Program> Graduate Schools of Law and Policy Science

●Study Features

Fosters "local publics human resources" who can lead and support the local community.

The Graduate Program of Asian and Africa Studies (GPAAS)

Subject: <Master’s Degree Program> Graduate Schools of Law, Economies, and International Studies

●Study Features

This is a Master's Degree Program focusing on Asian and African area studies.