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Sophia University

Undergraduate Programs Information

Programs

Programs Class Commence
Faculty of Liberal Arts Spring Semester: April, 2022 / Autumn Semester: September, 2022
Faculty of Science and Technology (Green Science, Green Engineering) September, 2022
SPSF: Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures September, 2022

Faculty of Liberal Arts
Faculty of Liberal Arts

Sophia students are diverse in background. Comprising over 50 nationalities, they include students educated at Japanese and international high schools in Japan, as well as both degree students and exchange students from all over the world. The mission of the Faculty of Liberal Arts is to prepare such students to participate actively in international contexts and organizations. The Faculty's academic programs are designed to equip graduates with the intellectual acuity, linguistic abilities, and cultural skills necessary to take the lead in bridging differences and promoting understanding in today's increasingly multicultural and international world.
Centered on courses in comparative culture, international business and economics, and social studies, the broad interdisciplinary curriculum of the Faculty of Liberal Arts aims to extend students' general knowledge while developing their critical thinking. A wide range of courses on Japan enables students to understand both present-day Japan and its traditions in a global context.

Program Information
Subject - Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
- Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
- History
- Japanese Language and Literature/Letters
- Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
- Philosophy and Religious Studies
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor
Major Comparative Culture
International Business and Economics
Social Studies
Classes Commence Spring Semester: April, 2022 / Autumn Semester: September, 2022
Entrance Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Tuition Fees https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Other Expenses https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Location Sophia Yotsuya Campus, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started 1949
No. of Students https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/aboutsophia/overview/index.html
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 61
Additional Information Sophia University established its International Division in 1949 to offer a multi-dimensional curriculum with all courses taught in English. This approach was highly appreciated as Japan moved quickly toward increasing internationalization. In 1975, the International Division became the Department of Comparative Culture in the Faculty of Foreign Studies, and in 1987 this department acquired independent status as the Faculty of Comparative Culture. In 2006, it became the Faculty of Liberal Arts reflecting our commitment to the changing needs of contemporary global society.
Faculty members are recruited from around the world, and over half are foreign nationals. Classes are relatively small, with an instructor-to-student ratio of about 20 to 1.
International students comprise about one third of the students in classes. Students of this Faculty therefore interact in an international atmosphere every day while benefiting from a world-class educational environment.
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Application Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Examination Date https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Results Announced https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Enrollment Procedure Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Eligibility https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Application Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Screening Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Admission Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fla/index.html
Contact https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/info_Intls/index.html

As of June 4, 2021


Faculty of Science and Technology(Green Science, Green Engineering)
Faculty of Science and Technology (Green Science, Green Engineering)

”Green Science” program, offered by Department of Materials and Life Sciences, is designed to acquire fundamental knowledge of substances, and to overcome environmental issues at the atomic and molecular levels based on green material sciences.

”Green Engineering” program, offered by Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences, is designed to learn electrical and mechanical engineering skills to help develop energy conservation technology, efficient power generation and distribution and power transmission.

Program Information
Subject - Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Engineering
- Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
- Physical Sciences
- Science Technologies/Technicians
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Bachelor
Major Green Science
Green Engineering
Classes Commence September, 2022
Entrance Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Tuition Fees https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Other Expenses https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Location Sophia Yotsuya Campus, 7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2012
No. of Students https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/aboutsophia/overview/index.html
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 147
Additional Information
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Application Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Examination Date https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Results Announced https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Enrollment Procedure Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Eligibility https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Application Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Screening Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Admission Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/fst/index.html
Contact https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/info_Intls/index.html

As of June 4, 2021


Journalism, Education, Sociology, Economics, Global Studies, Management* (*from 2022)
SPSF: Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures

With seven fields of study offered by six different departments, the SPSF includes both discipline-based classes where students can enhance their knowledge in their respective research areas, and interdisciplinary classes offered with the cooperation of the relevant departments. Cross-listed discipline-based classes will also be open to students who wish to take courses in different departments that relate to their own curricula. Through these classes, the SPSF program focuses on helping students learn perspectives and modes of thinking in both their own areas and different areas, in hopes of nurturing a sensitivity to diversity.

Program Information
Subject - Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
- Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
- Education
- Social Sciences (Economics, Political Science, etc.)
Duration 4 years
Degree Bachelor
Type of Degree Depending on a department you graduate from: journalism, education, sociology, economics, management, international relations, and area studies
Major Depending on a department you graduate from: journalism, education, sociology, economics, management, international relations, and area studies
Classes Commence September, 2022
Entrance Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Tuition Fees https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Other Expenses https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/studentlife/tuitions/Gakuhi_Undergraduate.html
Location Yotsuya Campus
Area Kanto Region (Tokyo, etc.)
Program Started September, 2020
No. of Students https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/aboutsophia/overview/index.html
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/aboutsophia/overview/index.html
Additional Information
Application Type Open to everyone
Admission Capacity https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Application Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Examination Date https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Results Announced https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Enrollment Procedure Period https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Eligibility https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Application Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Screening Process https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Admission Fee https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/ug_p/en_ug/spsf/index.html
Contact https://www.sophia.ac.jp/eng/admissions/info_Intls/index.html

As of June 4, 2021

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