KANSAI UNIVERSITY

Academics

Academics

Faculties

Faculty of Law

Department Department of Law and Politics
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Law aims to develop extensive knowledge and powers of judgment concerning law and politics, with the aim of nurturing human resources who can think and act independently and creatively, in flexible response to the complexity and the unceasing diversification that together characterize contemporary society.
Degree Bachelor of Law

Faculty of Letters

Department General Department of Humanities
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Letters aims to conduct comprehensive and multidisciplinary education and research in the field of the humanities, in order to contribute to exploration and development of those humanities, as well as to provide future 21st-century citizens with a wide-ranging education and in-depth expertise.
Degree Bachelor of Arts

Faculty of Economics

Department Department of Economics
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Economics aims to develop human resources who will actively contribute to solving both of the international and the local problems in this globalized and information-technologized world, through an understanding of underlying economic principles, achieved as the result of a firm grounding in the discipline of economics.
Degree Bachelor of Economics

Faculty of Business and Commerce

Department Department of Business and Commerce
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Business and Commerce aims to develop business leaders who have flexible ideas, and do not only pursue profit, but also possess a broad view of and acute insight into business, together with a profound understanding of irreproachable business ethics and a sense of social responsibility.
Degree Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Faculty of Sociology

Department Department of Sociology
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Sociology aims to develop human resources with expertise and interdisciplinary knowledge on human beings and society, as well as to educate students theoretically and empirically on sociology, psychology, media studies, and social system design.
Degree Bachelor of Sociology

Faculty of Policy Studies

 The Faculty of Policy Studies aims to impart interdisciplinary knowledge of a raft of academic fields, including among others international relations, politics, economics, business strategy, law, and regional cultures, in order to develop the ability to identify whatever problems may come to confront contemporary society, find feasible solutions, and implement those solutions.

Department Department of Policy Studies
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Policy Studies aims to offer knowledge of the social sciences and the humanities relevant to the fields of the international community and Asian area studies, politics and policy, local communities and administration, and organization and management with the object of developing human resources who will establish policies effective in solving complex problems afflicting contemporary society.
Degree Bachelor of Policy Studies
Department Department of Global and Asian Policy Studies
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Global and Asian Policy Studies aims to offer knowledge of public policies, legal policies, and societal matters concerning regions, states, and the international community, all of which have their own histories and cultures, in order to develop internationally- competent human resources.
Degree Bachelor of Policy Studies

Faculty of Foreign Language Studies

Department Department of Foreign Language Studies
Educational and Research Goals The role of the Faculty of Foreign Language Studies is to develop "experts specializing in foreign languages" who will make useful contributions to both the activities of the international community and also various areas of education, facilitated by a high level of competence in communication using foreign languages.
Degree Bachelor of Arts in Foreign Language Studies

Faculty of Health and Well-being

Department Department of Health and Wellbeing
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Health and Well-being aims to offer education with an emphasis on both theoretical study and varied forms of practical training, concerning various health issues related to human life, and an interdisciplinary approach drawn from the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences, in order to nurture human resources possessed of a comprehensive expertise with regard to humanity and its health.
Degree Bachelor of Health and Well-being

Faculty of Informatics

Department Department of Informatics
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Informatics offers a broad curriculum concerning information theory and its significance, in order to clarify the relationship between information and human societies, with the aim of developing human resources capable of using information technology in order to identify needs and provide solutions.
Degree Bachelor of Informatics

Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences

Department Department of Safety Management
Educational and Research Goals The Faculty of Societal Safety Sciences offers interdisciplinary and practical education and research activities, concerning various problems that threaten the security of contemporary society, and also aims to develop human resources possessed of broad views and excellent problem-solving skills, which such resources can deploy in order to contribute to increase in the safety and security of a given society.
Degree Bachelor of Arts and Sciences

Faculty of Engineering Science

 By nurturing the skills and the logical reasoning indispensable to creation of sophisticated and reliable "mechanisms" and "devices" that may facilitate sustainable achievement of a quality of life that is both safe and first-rate, the Faculty of Engineering Science aims to develop competent human resources capable of contributing to industrial technologies and the better functioning of society.

Department Department of Mathematics
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Mathematics aims to develop human resources capable of both using skills in both mathematical construction and logical reasoning in order to analyze and conceptualize various occurrences characterizing contemporary life and culture, and also of accurately deploying these skills with the object of arriving at solutions to a wide range of problems.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science
Department Department of Pure and Applied Physics
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Pure and Applied Physics aims to provide systematical knowledge of the fundamental fields of pure and applied physics that serve as bases to both science and technology, and to nurture human resources equipped with both skills in scientific reasoning and analysis, and also creativity, all of which may, by means of employing mathematical analysis and experimental techniques, be applied to a wide range of fields.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science
Department Department of Mechanical Engineering
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Mechanical Engineering aims to provide both understanding of, and knowledge of the applied technology relevant to, the fundamental principles relevant to the physical, energetic, and information-processing functions that are necessary to creating mechanical systems for society, and also to develop human resources capable of identifying, analyzing, and solving problems concerning those functions.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science
Department Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering aims to develop expertise relating to both hardware- and software-technologies, bringing together essential elements from those fields of engineering ? namely, electrical, electronic, information, and communication ? that are indispensable to the functioning of contemporary society, and also to nurture human resources skilled in problem-identification, analysis, and generation of solutions.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering/ Bachelor of Science

Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering

 The Faculty of Environmental and Urban Engineering aims to nurture richly creative human resources equipped with the knowledge of science and technology necessary to creating or revitalizing safe, secure, and environmentally-friendly urban areas within which local residents and industries can successfully and contentedly coexist.

Department Department of Architecture
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Architecture aims to offer knowledge of a wide range of academic subjects that extends as far as fields of natural science as this applies to the environment, including creation of anti-seismic and otherwise-durable structures, of heat, of light, and of sound, as well as the fields of the humanities and of the social sciences, such as designing, planning, history, and artistry, with the object of nurturing human resources possessed of a capacity for sophisticated comprehension, problem-solving skills, and creativity.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering
Department Department of Civil, Environmental and Applied System Engineering
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Applied Systems Engineering aims to offer the knowledge and techniques necessary to developing, designing, and maintaining urban systems from the perspectives of protection of the natural environment, information, and management, in order to create environmentally-balanced cities, and also aims to train urban planning engineers and research workers.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering
Department Department of Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering
Educational and Research Goals By means of offering seminars and laboratory classes through which to impart fundamental knowledge relating to physical chemistry, chemical engineering, etc., and to the ability to identify the roots of problems, and then eradicate these, the Department of Chemical, Energy and Environmental Engineering aims to equip engineers and research-workers with an ability to generate engineering solutions to various energy and environmental problems.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering

Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering

 The goals of the Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering are (1) to develop and create both science and technology that will enable "materials" and "life" successfully to coexist, (2) to nurture human resources who are equipped with those constructive manufacturing skills necessary to creating such new materials as may contribute to not only the greater wellbeing of humanity but also to protection of the natural environment, and (3) to launch manufacturing processes for physical substances.

Department Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering
Educational and Research Goals The Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering aims to inculcate and develop knowledgeable expertise in the synthesis, inducement of reaction, production, and processing of molecules, polymers, materials, and biologically-relevant substances, and also a capacity to generate creatively, working from those scientific principles and technology that concern the structures and functions of such substances.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering
Department Department of Life Science and Biotechnology
Educational and Research Goals Through its lectures and laboratory classes, the Department of Life Science and Biotechnology aims to nurture a working knowledge of a wide range of bio-scientific and biotechnological techniques, thereby causing its students to understand that life phenomena can be understood in terms of intracellular or biomolecular reactions, and allowing them to become human resources possessed of the knowledge and skills necessary to addressing problems concerning foodstuffs, life, medical care and the natural environment.
Degree Bachelor of Engineering

Graduate Schools

Graduate School of Law

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Law aims to teach and study academic theories in the field of law and politics, as well as to develop human resources with rich expert knowledge and advanced research abilities in the field.
Degree Master of Arts in Law
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Law aims to teach and study academic theories and applications in the field of law and politics, as well as to develop human resources with rich expert knowledge and outstanding research abilities to address current issues in the field.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Law

Graduate School of Letters

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Letters aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research in the field of humanities to contribute to the exploration and development, as well as to develop researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich academic knowledge and advanced research abilities.
Degree Master of Arts in Letters
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Letters aims to conduct comprehensive and 2/98 interdisciplinary education and research in the field of humanities to contribute to the exploration and development of this discipline, as well as to develop researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich academic knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Letters

Graduate School of Economics

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Economics provides students with an ability to "think globally" as well as solid foundation in economics, thereby aiming to develop human resources who will conduct innovative research to advance our knowledge of the economy.
Degree Master of Arts in Economics
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Economics aims to deepen research in specialized areas of economics to contribute to the advancement of research in these areas, as well as to develop human resources with an international perspective, rich and in-depth expert knowledge, and highly advanced research abilities.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Economics

Graduate School of Business and Commerce

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Business and Commerce aims to provide the students with theoretical and practical education and research activities in the field of business and commerce in order to further their academic expertise and research abilities, so that they may cope with contemporary issues by taking full advantage of their expert knowledge.
Degree Master of Arts in Business and Commerce
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Business and Commerce aims to provide the students with theoretical and practical education and research activities in the field of business and commerce, and to thereby develop researchers who are equipped with rich knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics, and who are able to lead research in the field.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Business and Commerce

Graduate School of Sociology

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Sociology aims to research social sciences, human sciences, and the interdisciplinary area of these academic disciplines theoretically and empirically, as well as to develop human resources with advanced expert knowledge and research abilities and professionals with expertise.
Degree Master of Arts in Sociology
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Sociology aims to research social sciences, human sciences, and the interdisciplinary area of these academic disciplines theoretically and empirically, as well as to develop researchers who are equipped with advanced expert knowledge and insights and able to independently conduct research activities, and professionals with advanced expertise.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology

Graduate School of Informatics

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Informatics aims to contribute to the advancement of the information society with the outcome of theoretical and applied research and extensive education on informatics, and produce highly-skilled practitioners and researchers with advanced knowledge and research abilities.
Degree Master of Arts in Informatics / Master of Science in Informatics
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Informatics aims to contribute to the advancement of the information society with the outcome of theoretical and applied research and extensive education on informatics, and produce highly-skilled practitioners and researchers with advanced knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a deep sense of professional ethics.
Degree Doctor of Informatics

Graduate School of Science and Engineering

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities in the field of science and engineering and cultivate creative advanced engineers and professionals by coping with the social needs of developing highly-skilled professionals, as well as to foster human resources who respond to rapidly-evolving science and technology.
Degree Master of Science / Master of Engineering
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities in the field of science and engineering and cultivate researchers and highly-skilled professionals with advanced academic knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics, in order to meet the social needs of developing human resources who can respond to rapidly-evolving cutting-edge science and technology.
Degree Doctor of Science/ Doctor of Engineering

Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research aims to contribute to the exploration and development of the academic field of foreign language education through the conducting of theoretical and practical education and research activities.  It further aims to provide an environment which nurtures advanced professionals in the area of foreign language education.
Degree Master of Arts in Foreign Language Education and Research
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Foreign Language Education and Research aims to contribute to the exploration and development of the field of foreign language education through theoretical and practical education and research, as well as to develop researchers and leaders with in-depth academic knowledge, advanced expertise, and outstanding research abilities.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Foreign Language Education and Research

Graduate School of Psychology

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Psychology aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research of human mind and behavior, for training future researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich academic knowledge and advanced research ability who conduct research on or provide appropriate treatment for various psychological issues existing in the diverse and complex society.
Degree Master of Psychology
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Psychology aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research on the human mind, which is the basis of all types of human behavior, for training future researchers and highly-skilled professionals to enable them to acquire rich academic knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics so that they will be able to conduct research on or provide appropriate treatment for various psychological issues existing in a diverse and complex society.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology

Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences aims to establish the academic field of social safety studies through cross-sectional and interdisciplinary research for realization of a society resistant to ever-changing natural and social disasters, as well as to foster human resources who contribute to disaster prevention and reduction.
Degree Master of Arts and Sciences
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Societal Safety Sciences aims to establish the academic field of social safety studies through cross-sectional and interdisciplinary research for realization of a society resistant to ever-changing natural and social disasters, as well as to develop human resources who are able to make outstanding contributions to disaster prevention and reduction.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy

Graduate School of East Asian Cultures

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities to understand the formation, development and correlation of East Asian cultures for fostering of researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich expert knowledge and advanced research abilities.
Degree Master of Arts in Cultural Interaction
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of East Asian Cultures aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities to understand the formation, development and correlation of East Asian cultures, as well as to produce researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich expert knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics.
Degree Doctor of Philosophy in Cultural Interaction

Graduate School of Governance

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Governance aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities in the field of social science for fostering of highly-skilled professionals and researchers with a high ethical sense who implement policies developed by themselves by taking full advantage of internationally-compatible problem finding skills, policymaking ability and capability to evaluate policies.
Degree Master of Policy Studies
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Governance aims to conduct comprehensive and interdisciplinary education and research activities in the field of social science for producing highly-skilled professionals with a high ethical sense and internationally-compatible rich academic knowledge and outstanding research abilities such as a problem-finding ability and an ability to design, evaluate and implement policies, and researchers who are autonomous and able to make contributions to academic development.
Degree Doctor of Policy Studies

Graduate School of Health and Well-being

Educational and Research Goals The first two-year term of the Ph.D. program (Master’s program) in the Graduate School of Health and Well-being aims to conduct education and research activities with a focus on theoretical studies and practical training on various problems of human health and well-being based on an interdisciplinary approach from humanities, social sciences and natural sciences for fostering of researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich academic knowledge and advanced research abilities.
Degree Master of Health and Well-being
Educational and Research Goals The second three-year term of the Ph.D. program in the Graduate School of Health and Well-being aims to conduct education and research activities with a focus on theoretical studies and practical training on various problems of human health and well-being based on interdisciplinary approaches involving the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences, as well as to develop researchers and highly-skilled professionals with rich academic knowledge, outstanding research abilities, and a high sense of professional ethics.
Degree Doctor of Health and Well-being

School of Law

Educational and Research Goals The objective of the School of Law is to provide advanced professional legal education that bridges the gap between theory and practice in order to cultivate the basic qualities required by legal professionals and train creative professionals equipped with high professional ethics and a strong sense of social justice personalities.
Degree Juris Doctor

School of Accountancy

Educational and Research Goals The objective of the School of Accountancy is to provide advanced professional education that organically links theory and practice in order to equip students with a deep level of scholarship and practical abilities, thereby developing capable certified public accountants and other advanced accounting professionals.
Degree Master of Business Administration Accountancy

Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course (Bekka)

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 In April 2012, we launched Minami-Senri International Plaza as part of an international initiative at Kansai University, which includes a Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course.  (Bekka)
The purpose of this course is to provide instruction in the Japanese language and culture as well as general Japan studies to international students who intend to proceed to the next stage of education as a student at Kansai University, or at other Japanese universities.
ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is the core of Bekka education, and we offer extensive learning opportunities with e-learning inside and outside the classroom.  Students will develop information literacy skills as well as Japanese language proficiency.

Japanese Language and Culture Program Preparatory Course(Bekka)

Annex Schools

  • Kansai University
    Elementary School

    7-1 Hakubai-cho, Takatsuki-shi, Osaka
    569-1098
    Tel: +81-72-684-4312