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About the college

The College of Humanities and Sciences

The College of Humanities and Sciences

The College of Humanities and Sciences offers unique and diverse programs for both domestic and international students. With seventeen major undergraduate programs and almost as many graduate programs to choose from, students can receive a superb education in many fields. The College boasts about 8,900 undergraduate and about 400 graduate students. Although Nihon University may well be the largest educational institution in Japan with thirteen different campus locations, the College of Humanities and Sciences maintains a close-knit feeling among its student body. The campus is easily accessible via an excellent Japanese public transportation system from any place in Tokyo. It is located just a ten-minute train ride from Shinjuku, one of the liveliest spots in Tokyo. The College of Humanities and Sciences, however, is in a quiet residential area, which provides an ideal environment for earnest students.

Educational Goals of the College of Humanities and Sciences

教育目標
Based on Nihon University’s educational philosophy and aim to cultivate the spirit of “independent creativity,” the College of Humanities and Sciences promotes education and research characterized by the fusion of “humanities” and “sciences”. In particular, the College aims to provide education that organically links liberal arts and professional training grounded in all-round interdisciplinary education. In the 21st century, the College of Humanities and Sciences has set itself the goal of producing students with personality who will make thorough use of their specialized knowledge inside and outside Japan. With unshakable conviction and hope for the future, the College will maintain “high-quality education” in today’s society with its demand for the reconstruction of “knowledge,” and develop “detailed learning support” while cultivating competent human resources who will contribute to the global society.

1.Admissions Policy

Nihon University aims to cultivate the spirit of “independent creativity,” promote the development of culture, and contribute to world peace and the welfare of humanity, and it admits students who empathize with these objectives. Based on this educational philosophy, the College of Humanities and Sciences admits a broad range of highly motivated students from Japan and around the world who fully appreciate the College’s distinctive fusion of “humanities” and “sciences” and who, based on a certain level of basic academic ability, have strong intellectual curiosity in various disciplines spanning human sciences, social sciences and natural sciences, and the ability to sustain their studies toward the goal of contributing to society.

The College offers seventeen undergraduate programs, six in humanities, four in social sciences and seven in natural sciences. Each department sets the objectives and policies of its teaching and research, and admits also students who not only have the fortitude to sustain advanced specialized learning, but who wish to acquire comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to exploit in the global society of the 21st century.

2.Diploma Policy

The College of Humanities and Sciences awards bachelor’s degrees to students with the following abilities.

The College offers seventeen undergraduate programs, six in humanities, four in social sciences and seven in natural sciences. Each department sets the objectives and policies of its teaching and research, and admits students who not only have the fortitude to sustain advanced specialized learning, but who wish to acquire comprehensive knowledge and practical skills to exploit in the global society of the 21st century.

  1. Broad-based, cutting-edge knowledge and understanding of human sciences, social sciences and natural sciences
  2. Basic communication skills in a foreign language
  3. Precise information processing skills and information literacy suited to modern society
  4. Knowledge and experience in mental and physical health and sports
  5. In-depth knowledge and ability of expression in their respective fields of specialization

3.Curriculum Policy

The College of Humanities and Sciences promotes effective studying in accordance with the Diploma Policy.
For more information, see Overview of Curriculum.