Designed to prepare specialists in the areas of natural disaster management and man-made disaster management, the safety science curriculum incorporates an interdisciplinary educational approach requiring studies in the natural sciences, social sciences and humanities.

Modules of Human-Made Disaster

The course is designed to develop leaders who can specialize in the field of safety and security for various industries. Students are expected to obtain a broad knowledge of man-made disaster management, centering on potential accidents that may take place in today’s industrial society. It includes prevention and mitigation of disasters/ accidents, workplace safety, human error, risk management, corporate social responsibility (CSR), and safety-related legal systems.

Modules of Natural Disaster

The course aims to train students to serve an active role in the local community as specialists in the field of preventing and mitigating damage during natural disasters. Students are expected to acquire risk management skills by analyzing the mechanism of natural disasters and deepening their knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of public administration, self-responsibility, public policy, crisis management, natural disaster damage prevention and mitigation, assistance to disaster victims, and reconstruction of devastated areas.

The Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences is committed to developing students who will become dedicated specialists and leaders in the area of safety science.

Basic Programs

  First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Compulosy Subjects
  • Introduction to Safety Science I
  • Introduction to Safety Science II
  • Practicum in Information Technology
  • Mathematics I for Safety Science
  • Mathematics II for Safety Science
  • Statistics for Safety Science
  • Introductory Course in the Japanese Notin of Safety
  • Legal Systems for Safety in Society
  • History of Technology and Soceity
  • Contemporary International Society
  • Theory of Legal Systems
  • Public Administration
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Business Management
  • Modern History
  • Contemporary History
  • World Geography
  • Philosophy
  • Introduction to Logic
  • Ethics
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Physical Science
  • Introduction to Geophysical Science
  • Special Topic
General Education
  • Constitution of Japan
  • Health-Sports Science Activity a
  • Health-Sports Science Activity b
  • Health-Sports Science Activity c
  • Study of Health-Sports Science
  • Career Design II (Job and Working World)
  • Career Design III(Career Decision Making)
  • Constitution of Japan
  • Career Design I (Work Career and Life Career)
  • Takatsuki City and Kansai University
Foreign Language
  • English Ia・Ib・IIa
  • Practical English Ia
  • German Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • French Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • Russian Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • Spanish Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • Chinese Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • Korean Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb
  • English IIb・IIIa・IIIb
  • Practical English Ib
  • English IVa・IVb
  • Practical English IIa・IIb
Subjects for Foreign Students
  • Japanese Ia・Ib・IIa・IIb・IIIa・IIIb
  • Contemporary Japan I
  • Contemporary Japan II
  • Japanese IVa・IVb・Va・Vb
  • Japanese VIa・VIb

Advanced Programs

  First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Programs Specialized Core Subjects
  • Natural Disaster Case Studies
  • Human Activity and Ecology
  • Industrial Products and System Safety
  • History of Structures in Urban Areas
  • Disaster Mitigation and Safety Education
  • Introduction to Social Research
  • Idee of ANZEN (=Japanese Notion of Safety)
  • Administrative Law for Safety and Security
  • Local Government Law
  • Science and Technology for Society
  • Accident and Legal Responsibility
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Public Policy
  • Administration of Disaster Mitigation
  • Business Law for Safely and Security
  • Environmental Law Policy
  • Crisis Management
  • Local Finance Law
  • Economics of Risk and Disasters
  • Public Utility Economics
  • Transportation Systems
  • Insurance
  • Property and Casualty Insurance for Transport Safety
  • Risk Management
  • Crisis Management and Leadership
  • Sociology of Risk and Disasters
  • Risk Perception
  • Risk Communication
  • Research Methods for Behavioral Sciences
  • Risk Assessment Methods
  • Environmental Risk
  • Programming and Quality Management
  • Information Security
  • Public Health Policy
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Methods of Social Research
  • Disaster Journalism
  • Corporate Finance
Modules of Human-Made Disaster Management  
  • Consumer Safety Law
  • Criminology
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Human Errors
  • Mental Health
  • Crowd Safety
  • Food Safety
  • Safety of Medical Care and Pharmaceticals
  • Accident Investigation
  • Plant Design and Operation Safety
  • Laborers Safety and Health
  • Infectious Disease Control and Management
Modules of Natural Disaster Management  
  • Urban Design for Disaster Mitigation
  • Earthquake Disaster
  • Problems of Global Environment
  • Hydrosphere Disaster
  • Geodisaster
  • Earthquake Resistant Structure
  • Logistics
  • Disaster Response and Recovery
  • Fire Disaster
  • Environmental Policy
  • Disaster Information

Integrated Programs

  First Year Second Year Third Year Fourth Year
Integrated Programs
  • Practicum in Mathematics
  • Introductory Seminar
  • Practicum in Social Safety
  • Practicum in Statistical Analysis I
  • Practicum in Statistical Analysis II
  • Practicum in Geographic Information System
  • Practicum in Disaster Simulation
  • Practicum in Disaster Survey
  • Accident Investigation Seminar
  • Basic Seminar
  • Practicum in Social Research I
  • Practicum in Social Research II
  • Practicum in Product Design
  • Practicum in Behavioral Sciences
  • Advanced Seminar
  • Seminar and Practicum in Safety Science (Topic)
  • Graduation Thesis