The university offers the following departments. Each department aims to provide opportunities to acquire certain knowledge, sophisticated intelligence and a “compassionate mind” through an extensive curriculum at Koka.
Faculty of Humanities is not recruiting students at the current time.
This department trains primary school teachers, kindergarten teachers and nursery school teachers who can confidently conduct educational activities while closely bonding with children and parental guardians with compassionate minds based on an understanding of Buddhist teachings. The university operates two programs, the “School Education Program” and the “Early Childhood Education Program,” and each program builds opportunities to acquire several licenses and qualifications, as well as practical capabilities to respond to new on-site needs.
In this major, students acquire a wide range of knowledge and skills from how to support individuals and their families, to enriching local community life through social welfare policies. Students gain practical skills through long-term on-the-job training at medial and welfare facilities and through on-campus lectures, with the goal of becoming specialists in social welfare (social workers, etc).
A speech therapist specializes in planning and practicing rehabilitation programs including “speaking, listening and eating” through an evaluation of the degree of disability of an individual’s in communication and swallowing function. This program aims to train speech therapists who can serve key roles mainly in the medical field, but also in the welfare and educational fields.
Speech Therapist (eligible for national examination)
In addition to building their knowledge and skills in psychology, students of the psychology department sharpen their interpersonal and communication skills, training to be specialists with the ability to contribute to society by working proactively with the medical and welfare fields as well as with local communities.
Clinical Psychologist (qualification to be obtained through examination after completion of the graduate level course) / Certified Psychologist
Industrial Counselor (eligible for examination) / Social Researcher / Mental Health Social Worker (eligible for national examination)
This program is recognized by the Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare as a national registered dietician training program. In addition to acquiring the required knowledge to be a dietician, students learn more practical nutrition by engaging in on-site training in medical and welfare facilities.
National Registered Dietician (eligible for national examination) / Certified Nutrition Instructor / Dietician
Food Specialist (eligible for examination) / Health and Exercise Coach (eligible for examination)
The objective of this program is to acquire qualifications (focusing on the dietician qualification) which can be utilized in areas such as the field of sports science and the field of food business for health maintenance and promotion, along with training specialists who can engage in finding solutions to health problems from the dual standpoints of “nutrition and diet” and “sports.”
Dietician, Healthy Exercise Practice Leader (eligible to sit for the examination), Diet and Nutrition Teacher Class 2 License, Food Specialist (eligible to sit for the examination), National Registered Dietician (eligible to sit for the national examination) (for those with at least one year of practical experience)
Food Coordinator, Diet Advisor Examination
Founded on the “Buddhist Nursing” concept, this program emphasizes treating each and every patient with compassion. This program fosters the mindset needed for the nursing field and provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in modern medicine and nursing in order to become nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and special education instructors (class-1).
Nurse (eligible for national examination) / Public Health Nurse (eligible for national examination) / Midwife (eligible for national examination) / Certified Special Education Instructor Class-1 / Class-1 Health Officer (obtained by application after obtaining public health nurse’s license)
This program fully employs the learning techniques of PBL (Problem-Based Learning) in addition to basic liberal arts learning and trains women who acquire capabilities (such as the power of ideas, execution ability, communication ability) necessary as members of society and have acquired knowledge and skills that help them to contribute to society through project subjects in cooperation with regions and industry and internships.
Career Development Advisor (CDA qualification) *1 / Advanced information processor / Social Researcher / Advanced Business Professional
Certified Domestic Travel Service Supervisor (national examination) / Assistant Bridal Coordinator (ABC) Certification (eligible for examination), etc.
(Remarks on Qualifications Attainable Upon Graduation)
*1 In order to take this qualification examination, students are required to enroll in the courses designated by the University and have work experience after graduation.
Students will attain the ability to use the Japanese language -- a foundational skill -- through various classes, along with seeking out "Japan" while encountering authentic Japanese culture in Kyoto, where history is alive even to this day. The department consists of three areas: "Japanese Literature," "Japanese Language," and "Kyoto Historical Cultural Studies," and aims to develop people capable of functioning as members of society equipped with both a deep knowledge on "Japan," and the Japanese language ability to disseminate it.
Teacher's License (Japanese Language/Senior High School, Junior High School Class 1), Librarian-Teacher, Librarian, Museum Curator
The department has three distinctive fields, from English language foundations to English language education and inter-cultural understanding, and aims to improve students' overall and practical English language ability. Also, there are expanded class offerings in "experiential classes," such as classes which develop presentation skills and cooperation, where students can experience post-graduation society, so that they can set out into society with confidence.
Teacher's License (English/Senior High School, Junior High School Class 1), Librarian-Teacher, Librarian