Psychology Course/Welfare Course

In today’s modern society which is becoming increasingly complex, our mental and physical burdens are diversified and professional support tailored to individual needs is required. This department fosters women who acquire expertise from the aspects of psychology and welfare and play active roles in various scenes to support people to live authentically according to their individual circumstances.

Our Philosophy/Policy

Education and Research Purpose

The Department of Psychology and Social Work aims to foster human resources, based on the Christian doctrine of love that is our education philosophy, who acquire abilities to appreciate the dignity and values of all human beings, scientifically understand human psychology, deeply explore human welfare and seek self-actualization and contribute to society with their specialties in various fields such as medicine, welfare and education.

Message from Department Chairman

Learning psychology and social welfare and pursuing the realization of people's happiness

In the Department of Psychology and Social Work, students study two academic disciplines, psychology and social welfare, and make efforts toward the realization of people's happiness. To that end, students have to study many things, for example, theories, societies and systems, sciences, technologies, etc. and through such learning, students can acquire solid knowledge and practical skills. Furthermore, the learning will lead to the acquisition of professional qualifications such as those of Certified Public Psychologist, Social Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker.
This department provides an environment for learning through small-group and carefully-planned classes, education through seminars and practical training with importance placed on practice and various supports outside of class, and our teaching staffs who have honed their skills in the psychology and social welfare fields are waiting for you. I hope that in the Department of Psychology and Social Work, students will acquire abilities to realize people's happy future as professionals or in various sites in society such as companies and home. Through this 4-year study experience and campus life, we encourage you to take one step forward toward a happy future!

学科長 渡邊 兼行

Points of learning

  1. We have implemented small-group teaching with importance placed on dialogues.

    For seminars that are given to students from the first to fourth year, we have prepared a system where in one class consisting of about 10 students, the students and a professor learn together from entrance until graduation.
  2. Students acquire practical skills through experiences at actual sites from the first year

    We offer various subjects for practical training and exercises to students from the first year, and students can improve their professional abilities and practical skills while experiencing real situations at actual sites.
  3. We have prepared many supports so that students can open up their future.

    We widely support students according to their individual career plans by offering preparation programs for national examinations to obtain qualifications and examination for graduate school in addition to regular classes.

Introduction of Courses

Psychology Course

We offer a curriculum necessary to obtain the qualification of Certified Psychologist from the Japanese Psychological Association and the qualification to take an examination for the national qualification of Certified Public Psychologist. Students learn to understand others scientifically by collecting and analyzing data on people's “mind,” which is an abstract subject, through experiments and exercises. Students also learn the methods for psychological assessment, etc. to acquire abilities that can be used not only in the welfare and medical fields, but also in general companies.

Welfare Course

We offer a curriculum with lectures, exercises and practical training being organically combined and foster welfare professionals who can play active roles at actual sites and human resources who can use their expertise in various scenes in society. Students can obtain the qualifications to take the national examinations of Social Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker. Students aim to acquire specialized knowledge and skills related to welfare necessary to solve various problems such as abuse, bullying, poverty and the increase in dementia cases among elderly people.

Policy for admission of new students

(1)Students sought by the Department of Psychology and Social Work
  1. We seek students who have basic academic abilities in major subjects in high school and are strongly committed to developing and applying such abilities to understand people.
  2. We seek students who are committed to contributing to society through connections between people based on the wealth of the human spirit.
  3. We seek students who have a deep interest in people and are committed to contributing to society through the pursuit of truth and learning.
(2)High school study requirements (learning goals in high school)
  1. Knowledge at the high-school graduate level
  2. High-level Integrated Japanese Language

Policy on organizing and implementing curricula

In order to achieve the Diploma Policy of the Department of Psychology and Social Work, we offer “core subjects,” “central subjects” and “boundary subjects” as specialized subjects and prepare a curriculum in which students can study deepened and advanced contents based on the basic knowledge and skills that they have fully acquired. They can also acquire specialized knowledge and skills on the understanding and support of people based on psychology and social welfare.

  1. With the core subjects, students study introductory contents and basic literacy of psychology and social welfare as common subjects in the department.
  2. With the central subjects, based on the learning of basic subjects, students study the methods for reasoning and “scientifically understanding people” which are fundamental to psychology and the specialized fields in psychology such as physiology, sensory perception, social psychology, developmental education and clinical psychology including subjects necessary to obtain the qualification of certified psychologist in the Psychology Course. Students also study “systems and policies,” “understanding of people requiring support” and “basics of social work” as the basics of social welfare through lectures, exercises and practical training mainly in the subjects necessary to obtain the qualifications of social welfare worker and psychiatric social worker in the Welfare Course.
  3. With the boundary subjects, students aim to develop, expand and deepen their expertise and skills through learning of related fields.

Policy on Graduation Approval and Degree Conferment

  1. Students shall have acquired the motivation, attitudes and abilities to plan and implement support activities based on the understanding of people from various standpoints based on the expertise in psychology and welfare.
  2. Students shall have acquired the motivation and abilities to collaborate and cooperate while developing their own capabilities and those of others through interaction with them.
  3. Students shall have acquired the ability to pursue the concept of happiness while correlating individuals with society based on the knowledge and skills of social welfare. (Welfare Course)
  4. Students shall have developed attitudes to directly or indirectly interact with people or communities receiving social welfare and act on their own initiative based on the knowledge of social welfare. (Welfare Course)
  5. Students shall have acquired comprehensive abilities to contribute to society as local residents, women or welfare professionals. (Welfare Course)
  6. Students shall have acquired the knowledge to scientifically understand the workings of the human mind and behavior from various (physiological, cognitive and social) viewpoints in psychology and be able to apply such knowledge to solve various problems in modern society. (Psychology Course)
  7. Students shall have acquired research methods for scientifically understanding people, presentation skills necessary to appropriately report the results and communication skills necessary for discussion. (Psychology Course)
  8. Students shall be able to use knowledge and skills on psychology for their own understanding and growth and building of good human relationships with others. (Psychology Course)