University

General Education Subjects

These subjects allow you to acquire knowledge of the basics and of relevant domains needed to advance your specialized studies. Choose from a wide range of choices regardless of your department or major.

Foundations for Learning

Basic University Seminar I/II, Basic Document Preparation, Introduction to Special Needs Education, Sign Language Communication, etc.

Mind and Thought

Practical Buddhism, Introduction to Prince Shotoku, Psychology I/II, Philosophy, Western Philosophy, Western Thought I/II, etc.

Society and Culture

Modern Society and Buddhism, Constitution of Japan, Law (including International Law), Political Science, Economics, Modern Japanese Culture and Society, etc.

Information and Natural Science

Information Processing I/II, Programming, Life Sciences, Environmental Science, etc.

Health and Welfare

Sports I/II, Introduction to Social Welfare, Social Welfare Administration, Welfare for the Aged, Welfare for the Disabled, etc.

English

English I–IV, Advanced English I/II

Second Foreign Languages

German I–IV, French I–IV, Chinese I–IV, Korean I/II, etc.

Career Education

Career Design I/II, Mathematics I/II, Basic Literary Expression, etc.

Projects

Introduction to Regional Revitalization, Community-Based Internship I–IV

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Japanese Studies
Department of Global Studies
Department of Sociology
Major in Health and Social Welfare, Department of Human Welfare
Faculty of Education Department of Education

Elementary School and Early Childhood Education Course

Junior High School English and Elementary School Education Course

Health Education Course

Faculty of Business Administration Department of Business Administration

Major in Public Management

Major in Corporate Management

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Department of Japanese Studies

Fields of Study

Japanese Language and Literature

History, Traditional Culture, Tourism

Contemporary Culture

Admission Policy

The Department of Japanese Studies admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1)Those who are deeply interested in “Japanese” in the curriculum for junior and senior high school, or “Calligraphy” “Geography and History” and so on in the curriculum for senior high school, and who hope to acquire abilities to share information using their knowledge of Japan and Japanese-language expression.
  • 2) Those who are willing to use their knowledge of Japan to tackle issues that they have uncovered, thoroughly think them over, and express clearly what they have found.
  • 3) Those who aim to be a Japanese teacher at a junior or senior high school or a calligraphy or geography and history teacher at a senior high school, those who aim to teach Japanese as a second language, or those who aim to obtain the qualification of curator and find employment that makes use of this knowledge as a curator.
  • 4) Those who aim to find a job at a business enterprise and play an active role by using their wide range of knowledge of Japan and Japanese-language expression.

Department of Global Studies

Fields of Study

Global Business

International Understanding and Cooperation

English and English Education

Admission Policy

The Department of Global Studies admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who have the intention and the will to live proactively in an increasingly globalized society.
  • 2) Those who have received basic English training while in senior high school and hope to improve their practical English language skills.
  • 3) Those who are interested in the underlying context of language, such as culture, history, politics, and economy.
  • 4) Those who are interested in different cultures and wish to have experiences in other countries.
  • 5) Those who have an interest in present-day international relations and are willing to identify problems and find their solutions.
  • 6) Those who aim to be an English teacher with a global perspective and make every effort to achieve this goal.

Department of Sociology

Fields of Study

Humanity, Social Sciences

Community, Environment

Media, Culture

Psychology

Admission Policy

The Department of Sociology admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who are willing to study, observe, and consider various themes concerning society and humanity, such as human relations, psychology, family, community, business, media, culture, environment, and international relations; follow their interests and seek answers to questions; and express the results of their research.
  • 2) Those who have the ability to understand ideas by analyzing facts, can think logically, deal with problems from a broad perspective, and build social/human relations, and who have the passion to improve their problem-solving capacity through these abilities.
  • 3) Those who aim to be a teacher of social studies or a civil servant, or those who want to work at a company while displaying traits they acquired at IBU, such as analytical ability, insight, and the ability to take action.
  • 4) Those who would like to think outside the box as they explore a new form of human relations and society, and seek a unique way of life in this globalizing modern world.

Major in Health and Social Welfare, Department of Human Welfare

Fields of Study

Medical Welfare

Psychology, Health Welfare

Welfare Management

Admission Policy

The Major in Health and Social Welfare, Department of Human Welfare admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who behave compassionately, always try to understand other people’s feelings, and respect others’ opinions and situations.
  • 2) Those who value the spirit of wa (harmony) and who view various situations from other people’s perspectives.
  • 3) Those who have the passion to study, participate in volunteer activities, and study new knowledge and skills related to social welfare.
  • 4) Those who are eager to engage in consultation work for people needing livelihood support.

Faculty of Education

Department of Education

Elementary School and Early Childhood Education Course

Students aim to be a teacher of nursery school, kindergarten, elementary, junior high, or senior high school.

Junior High School English and Elementary School Education Course

Students aim to be a junior or senior high school English teacher or an elementary school teacher.

Health Education Course

Students aim to be a school nurse, a junior or senior high school health teacher, or an elementary school teacher.

Admission Policy

The Department of Education admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who have a level of academic ability and thinking power that is high enough to form the basis of their study at university.
  • 2) Those who have a strong interest in acquiring knowledge and studying.
  • 3) Those who realize the importance of communication and empathy to understand other people.
  • 4) Those who understand what qualities are needed as a schoolteacher or nursery school teacher and are willing to acquire and improve these qualities.
  • 5) Those who can make every effort to acquire the highly advanced expertise and skills that are required for schoolteachers and nursery school teachers.
  • 6) Those who can develop their altruism while understanding the founding principles of IBU.

Faculty of Business Administration

Department of Business Administration

Major in Public Management

Students aim to contribute to the local community by becoming national civil servants such as tax officers, or local government employees working in general administration or public safety.

Admission Policy

The Major in Public Management, Department of Business Administration admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who intend to build on what they have learned and experienced at high school to gain expertise in business administration and law, broaden their perspectives through various experiences, and improve themselves.
  • 2) Those who have a strong intention to contribute to society by playing an active role in various fields as a civil servant.
  • 3) Those who are willing to contribute to the development of society and local communities by using the expertise and knowledge that they acquire at IBU in identifying real-world problems and providing solutions.
  • 4) Those who have a clear goal for the future, such as becoming a civil servant or obtaining qualifications, and the strong will and patience required to realize this goal.
  • 5) Those who have consideration for other people and who can take action in harmony with them based on the spirit of wa (harmony), the founding principle of IBU advocated by Prince Shotoku.

Major in Corporate Management

Students aim to become individuals that can be active in all fields of industry, ranging from local companies to multinational enterprises.

Admission Policy

The Major in Corporate Management, Department of Business Administration admits students who have the following abilities, qualities, and sense of purpose as conditions for receiving education designated in the university’s Diploma Policy and Curriculum Policy:

  • 1) Those who have consideration for other people based on the spirit of wa (harmony), the founding principle of IBU advocated by Prince Shotoku.
  • 2) Those who have a strong desire to play an active role at the forefront of business administration as a sincere leader with generous humanity.
  • 3) Those who can see and understand themselves objectively and make every effort to grow to become individuals who can contribute to others and society based on their basic knowledge, expertise, and what they learn from hands-on experiences inside and outside university.

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