Faculty of Social Welfare

Our faculty with a history of more than six decades was founded as Japan’s first faculty of social welfare offering a four-year course. Many of the graduates are active in a wide range of fields nationwide, including government administration, medical services, welfare, industry and education. This human network supports both student training and their subsequent job hunting, and such faculty personal contacts are also beneficial in business after graduation. Moreover, as many as 40 full-time faculty members with diverse fields of expertise are on hand to respond to all kinds of student interests and concerns. In the 2017 academic year, the faculty introduced four special courses to promote a high degree of specialist education in accordance with future career choices. We aim for all students on special courses to gain the national qualification, Social Welfare Worker, and we also support them to acquire multiple qualifications including Psychiatric Social Worker and Childcare Worker. We will develop professionals with a solid specialty and a broad view of human behavior and society, ready to take on the responsibility for the development of a caring society for all.

Department of Social Welfare

Administration Course

This course trains students for posts in general administration or welfare at the national, prefectural, and municipal levels. The course is also appropriate for students seeking a profession in the judicial field such as family court probation officer.

Children Course

This course trains students to become specialists that support children and families, such as public officials working in children’s welfare centers, childcare workers in day nurseries and child welfare institutions, or school social workers.

Medical Services Course

This course trains students to become social workers for hospitals, or licensed psychiatric social workers in psychiatric hospitals, health centers or institutions for the disabled.

Human Welfare Course

This course trains students for puts as social workers in institutions for the elderly or disabled, and personnel who can apply their welfare knowledge and skills in broad-ranging fields, such as education or business.