Sophia University offers departments and courses (English-taught Programs) that offer degrees taught entirely in English. Faculty of Liberal Arts, Faculty of Science and Technology English Course, and Six Departmental Cooperative English Course for a Sustainable Future (SPSF) all offer degrees (Bachelor’s degrees) taught entirely in English.

Faculty of Liberal Arts


Faculty of Liberal Arts was originally established as the “International Division” in 1949 as the only department in Japan where all classes are taught in English, and this style of learning has continued even after the name was changed to the Faculty of Liberal Arts. In addition to liberal arts education, the program fosters advanced language skills and logical thinking in English. Students can earn a degree in a highly international environment with a large number of international students.

English Course, Faculty of Science and Technology


This is an English course in which all classes, examinations, reports, research guidance, and thesis writing are conducted in English, enabling students to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree. There are two courses: the Green Science Course in the Department of Materials and Life Science and the Green Engineering Course in the Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Both international and Japanese students study in a field that requires a global perspective and thinking on global environmental issues.

SPSF, a six-department collaborative English course for a sustainable future

The world now needs to address a wide variety of sustainability issues. Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures (SPSF), an English course offered in cooperation with six departments, aims to help people who can contribute to solving these issues. Students can earn a Bachelor’s degree.

SPSF Departments

Faculty of Humanities

Department of Journalism

Faculty of Human Sciences

Department of Education

Department of Sociology

Faculty of Economics

Department of Economics

Department of Management

Faculty of Global Studies

Department of Global Studies

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