Faculty of Buddhist Studies

This faculty directly inherits the founding spirit of Rissho University, and its goal is to cultivate students who will contribute broadly to society by practicing the benevolence of the Bodhisattva. The faculty provides a unique curriculum that explores humanity, society, history, philosophy, culture and the arts through the lens of Buddhism from a broad perspective. It is designed to lead students to acquire wisdom and attain greater self-realization.

Faculty of Letters

Studying the various aspects of humanity, the fundamental research theme of this faculty, is the unifying thread that connects all of the departments in the Faculty of Letters. Students examine humanity from a broad perspective through ideas and history, language and literature, and social and cultural phenomena.

Faculty of Economics

This faculty offers a curriculum that informs students about basic economic theory and instructs them in using a balanced selection of subjects to help them better understand complex economic behavior from various perspectives. The goal is to cultivate students with a firm grasp of the various problems being faced in contemporary economics who can develop their own ideas regarding possible solutions to those problems and are capable of independent action.

Faculty of Business Administration

By offering a curriculum that maintains a good balance between theoretical and practical lessons, this faculty aims to impart diverse problem-solving skills as well as the advanced, specialized knowledge and technologies needed in the corporate workplace. It also aims to cultivate human resources that can thrive in a constantly changing business environment.

Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law aims to cultivate professionals who can play a leading role in the legal field by encouraging students to explore the overall structure and framework of the legal system, as well as how laws should function in society. It helps students develop the ability to survive in society with specialized legal knowledge and qualifications and teaches them the analytical skills needed to confront a variety of social problems and identify viable solutions.

Faculty of Social Welfare

Regarding theoretical and practical studies of social welfare and early childhood and primary education as well as studies in related academic fields, students develop the ability to analyze issues facing contemporary society, a sense of humanity and sympathy, and the practical skills needed in the fields of social welfare and early childhood andprimary education through lectures, exercises, and practical training.

Faculty of Geo-Environmental Science

The Faculty of Geo-Environmental Science aims to produce talented graduates who can help solve both local and global environmental problems. In the Department of Environment Systems, students learn techniques from the natural sciences; in the Department of Geography, they learn integrated techniques drawn from both the humanities and the sciences. Both departments supplement lectures with a practical curriculum that focuses on experimental and hands-on learning, as well as outdoor workshops.

Faculty of Psychology

The Faculty of Psychology is comprised of the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Department of Interpersonal and Social Psychology. The Department of Clinical Psychology primarily teaches students about individual adjustment and internal issues. The Department of Interpersonal and Social Psychology teaches students about mental states and behaviors in the context of interpersonal relationships and the ways people interact with society.

Faculty of Data Science

The Faculty of Data Science was established in April 2021 as the University’s ninth faculty. Data science is a new discipline that seeks to make use of data to identify, and provide solutions for, a wide range of issues. Our program aims to foster an extensive variety of data scientists.