Based on our school’s philosophy, our faculty’s goal is to cultivate individuals with cultural awareness and expertise that can make contributions to society, while at the same time actively dealing with complicated changes and issues of modern society on their own initiative, through intellectual research and instruction regarding human studies.
*Department of Shin Buddhism
*Department of Buddhist Studies
*Department of Philosophy (Specializing in Philosophy)
*Department of Philosophy (Specializing in Education)
*Department of Clinical Psychology
*Department of History (Specializing in Japanese History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Oriental History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Buddhist History)
*Department of History (Specializing in Cultural Heritage)
*Department of Japanese and Japanese Literature
*Department of English Language and English Literature
The number of students at the Fukakusa Campus and Omiya Campus: 3,824
Male students: 2,179; Female students: 1,645 (As of May 1, 2017)
Fukugi and Joka painting
Picture book of Nara, "Taketori Monogatari"(The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter)
Ruijyukosyu(The book editing the Manyo-shu waka poem collection, National Treasure)
Ryukoku University has numerous precious cultural properties and historical reference materials. These include cultural materials of the West collected by the Otani Expedition dispatched around 100 years ago. Our university has a large number of precious properties that are designated as national treasures and important cultural properties, rare books, and specially edited books. Students can learn while utilizing these true properties and reference materials.
The Faculty of Letters is based at the Omiya Campus. This includes the main building and students can also learn at buildings that are designated as important national cultural properties, such as the north and south school buildings with their white walls and impressive European windows.
A special learning assistance booth, called Active Learning Corner (ALC), was established by the Faculty of Letters in the Fukakusa Library in order to assist the learning mainly for freshman and sophomore students. When having no idea about how to write a report or thesis or worrying about academic achievements, students are able to visit the ALC freely and receive proper advice and counsel from graduate school tutors according to the needs of each individual.