Academics

Academic Structure

  • Departments and programs of which student recruitment has been suspended are excluded

Faculties

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Faculty/department Full-Time Day Program Correspondence Program
Faculty of Buddhism Department of Buddhist Studies
Faculty of Literature Department of Japanese Literature
Department of Chinese
Department of English
Faculty of History Department of History
Department of Historical Culture
Faculty of Education Department of Education
Department of Clinical Psychology
Faculty of Sociology Department of Contemporary Sociology
Department of Public Policy
Faculty of Social Welfare Department of Social Welfare
Faculty of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Occupational Therapy
Department of Nursing

Graduate Schools

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Graduate courses/field Full-Time Day Program Correspondence Program
Graduate School of Literature Buddhist Studies Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
Literature Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
History Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
Graduate School of Education Lifelong Education Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
Clinical Psychology Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
Graduate School of Sociology Sociology Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)
Graduate School of Social Welfare Social Welfare Program (M.A.,Ph.D.)

Research Institutions and Other Facilities

Research and other facilities include the Research Institute of Bukkyo University, Honen Buddhist Studies Research Center, International Exchange Center, Los Angeles Extension, and others.

Outline of Departments & Graduate Schools

Departments

Faculty of Buddhist Studies

Department of Buddhist Studies

Cultivating problem solving skills through a wide breadth of Buddhist education and research on the developments and style of the Jodo sect and on the ideas and culture of Buddhism in India, China and Japan.

Faculty of Literature

Department of Japanese Literature

Acquire specialized knowledge in Japanese literature, linguistics and calligraphy. Along with carrying out instruction and research that values the importance of experiencing the best works of literature, we have established a program to assist with students' path after graduation.

Department of Chinese

Master practical Chinese through a comprehensive linguistics education. A notable feature of the course is that it allows students to study abroad for an entire year at Jilin University in China and still graduate in four years.

Department of English

Our professors have prepared excellent teachings and research specializing in each field of the language, from literature (English and American) to linguistics, and English language teaching.

Faculty of History

Department of History

We established four courses: Japanese history, Eastern history, Western history and Kyoto studies. Research is carried out centered on a body of historical literature. Pass through this course framework and expand your historical world view.

Department of Historical Culture

We established a four course program of Kyoto studies in archaeology, geography, ethnology & cultural anthropology, and the cultural arts. Courses also include field work utilizing the geographical advantages of ancient Kyoto.

Faculty of Education

Department of Education

Starting with elementary and pre-schools, we produce real results when it comes to developing educators. With opportunities for actual training set up on site, instruction is carried out that cultivates practical skills and fundamentals based on theory.

Department of Clinical Psychology

A small group of deeply experienced clinical psychologists and qualified experts have developed a precise curriculum to practice medicine. While supporting the interests of each individual, we cultivate the skills to approach the human mind.

Faculty of Sociology

Department of Contemporary Sociology

A course established to deal with culture and internationalization, shared and clinical sociology, the media and more. From among the various issues troubling society, select and research a topic that interests and concerns you.

Department of Public Policy

Lecturing on topics related to environmental and regional policies. While placing importance regarding on-site studies including fieldwork and more, we develop the skills to consider and implement policies that deal with regional social issues head on.

Faculty of Social Welfare

Department of Social Welfare

We provide three specialized training courses in social services to meet students' desired path after graduation. With half a century of history, we produce many graduates in social services, child care and medical fields.

Faculty of Health Sciences

Department of Physical therapy

Placing emphasis on studies in the fundamentals of medicine, we have developed curriculum on the latest in physical therapy based on the demands of the era and the region. We cultivate physical therapists who have mastered the techniques and specialized knowledge of the field.

Department of Occupational Therapy

We develop a complete training curriculum every year. Additionally, we lecture not just about hospitals, but also study specialized knowledge to vitalize the regional society. We raise occupational therapists that can demonstrate cooperation as a member of the medical team.

Department of Nursing

We give warm guidance through a small-class structure of 65 people in each academic year. Through an education that utilizes the advantages of a comprehensive university and abundant facilities, we aim to cultivate nurses with reliable clinical and practical skills who can provide holistic care.

Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Literature

Buddhist Studies Program

We offer an environment allowing one to conduct a wide range of research, with a staff specializing in the contributions, thoughts and culture brought from India to Japan.

Literature Program

With the establishment of Japanese, Chinese and English literature facilities, carry out research on Japanese, Chinese, English language, literature, thoughts and culture.

History Program

Research the histories of North East Asia (centering on Japan, China and Korea), Europe, and more from a global perspective.

Graduate School of Education

Lifelong Education Program

We have developed an education and research program aiming to cultivate highly specialized workers, accepting a diverse student body of local teachers in the field of social education and schooling.

Clinical Psychology Program

This curriculum is designed based on the study of clinical psychology, which contributes to mentally healthy lifestyles. We cultivate mental health specialists who are able to access a wide variety of fields, including psychology, education, medicine and social welfare.

Graduate School of Sociology

Sociology Program

We train people equipped with problem solving skills and highly specialized analytical skills to deal with new social issues. We established a "sociology" course and a "social management" course.

Graduate School of Social Welfare

Social Welfare Program

We carry out training for highly specialized professions through a curriculum that addresses the social welfare issues of today, and employs research-based instruction through faculty proficient in on-the-ground social welfare.

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