The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences

  • Department of Humanities (2018 enrollment limit: 300 students) Established in 2006
  • Department of Human Psychology (The Faculty stopped seeking new applicants in AY2018.) Established in 2004
The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences was established in 1990 to offer broad-based "study of human behavior and culture." The Department of Humanities, which was created in 2006 by merging the Department of Man and Culture and the Department of Human Behavior, offers students a chance to discover their own interests among a broad range of academic areas from the arts, literature, environment and social culture. Currently it consists of two departments, the Department of Humanities and the Department of Human Psychology, but the latter stopped seeking new applicants in AY2018 following the establishment of the Faculty of Psychology. The educational philosophy of the Faculty is based on "stimulating an ardor for learning." This is based on the thinking that without this passion there can be no spirit of academic inquiry, enthusiasm, efforts or new ideas.

Deep Expertise, Extensive General Learning, and Career Education.

Hands-on learning transitions students' interest in human culture and society and in people’s minds into a deeper understanding, and broad general learning enables students to more proactively interact and collaborate with a diversity of people. We put students securely on the path to their careers with a curriculum that aims to produce students who are outstanding members of society.

Variety of Teaching Certifications Available.

In the Department of Humanities, it is possible to acquire certification as a First Kind of Junior High School Teacher's License (Japanese, Social Studies, English) and First Kind of High School Teacher's License (Japanese, Geography and History, Civics, English). From 2017, we will change the curriculum to provide learning.

Pioneering a new future by mastering humanities and science knowledge.

The Faculty fosters the ability to think from a variety of perspectives by integrating knowledge from an array of specialized fields. The society of the future will truly require such knowledge.

Department of Humanities

Discover a field that is most suited to individual needs, develop initiative, and increase self-motivation

Areas: Human knowledge courses ; humanexplor ation courses; la ngua g e and litera ture courses; environment, anthropology, local community, and history courses

From a broad array of specialized education, students can select the field that most suits them. Additionally, through hands-on learning and career education, students can foster the ability to judge and make decisions on their own. The culture and common sense of the students mature and the students acquire the communication skills necessary in society.

Department of Human Psychology

Psychology that can be practically applied and utilized in society

Areas: Developmental Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Therapeutic Psychology, Social Psychology

The Department of Human Psychology stopped seeking applicants during AY2018 following the establishment of the Faculty of Psychology.

Diverse activities that bring society together with the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences


Offering a variety of field work classes for learning outside the university premises

There is much more to learning than listening in a classroom. The Faculty of Humanities and Sciences actively provides classes where students do field studies or hear from local people. For example, students participated in an autumn festival at Akashi Inazume Shrine, where teachers and students of the Faculty of Humanities and Sciences continue their research.


Forging connections between the University and the surrounding community Center for Area Research and Development

Kobe Gakuin University’s Regional Research Center has worked to build relationships between the University and its region that are characterized by trust and cooperation in the University’s philosophy of coexisting with the surrounding community. By working with local residents to unearth the region’s various underlying strengths and learning together, the Center is helping to revitalize local society.

Detailed information is available in the Faculty of Humanities andSciences newsletter.