The fields of study offered at Sophia University overlap with each other. All faculties are concentrated on the Yotsuya Campus.
Faculty of Theology
In search of truth and a view of the modern world from a Christian perspective.
Faculty of Humanities
Understanding and depicting the world created by humans.
Department of Philosophy
Nurture the ability to think and express thoughts, and to approach issues with analytical ability, grasping ability, and insight.
Department of History
By studying the theories and methods of historiography, students will develop the ability to view society and the times relatively and objectively, while maintaining an international perspective and a diversified historical awareness.
Department of Japanese Literature
Through the study of Japanese culture, students gain academic knowledge and insight into the essence of humanity, society, and culture, with both expertise and interdisciplinary knowledge.
Department of English Literature
Through the analysis of literary works written in English, students acquire skills to address emerging issues that are real yet unknown, and to apply their intellect and the language skills to finding solutions to challenging issues of the international community in various capacities.
Department of German Literature
Through the acquisition of the German language and the study of German culture, students will develop an insight into the world and people, as well as advanced linguistic skills to express themselves creatively.
Department of French Literature
Students will not only acquire a high level of French language skills and become familiar with French culture, but will also acquire the multifaceted mindset and open-mindedness to diversity that is at the root of the French ethos.
Department of Journalism
This course examines a wide range of issues related to the press and media, covering journalism and media communication in general
Faculty of Human Sciences
To become an individual who can contribute to society with deep understandings in order to ensure human dignity.
Department of Education
Acquire knowledge, perspectives, and methods to nurture and educate people, and be capable of approaching the basic, practical, and international issues surrounding education today.
Department of Psychology
Taking a scientific approach to the human mind, students will acquire a perspective necessary to bringing a better world.
Department of Sociology
Build an awareness concerning social issues and learn to approach issues from a sociological perspective in order to gain the capacity to propose solutions to international and humanitarian issues.
Department of Social Services
Gain the ability to envision and implement the concrete social welfare system that facilitates a quality of life for all.
Department of Nursing
Aiming to train nursing professionals who learn the theory and practice of human caring and acquire leadership skills to respond autonomously with flexibility to meet the changes and diversities within the society.
Faculty of Law
To gain a legal background is to acquire a strength that can be applied anywhere.
Department of Law
Acquire legal mind-based problem-solving skills and the ability to address the diverse challenges of modern society.
Department of International Legal Studies
Acquire analytical methods for international relations based on law and political science, as well as the language skills and culture essential for success in the international arena.
Department of Legal Studies of the Global Environment
With sufficient understandings of the domestic/international environmental law, students will embrace the international community to address global-scale environmental issues.
Faculty of Economics
Learn and Apply Economics and Management Theories into Practice
Department of Economics
Develop skills to evaluate various social and economic phenomena from an economics perspective and be able to make independent assessments, with the aim of becoming an international economist.
Department of Management
Students will acquire not only advanced specialized skills related to management, but also a broad perspective on corporations and society, and contribute to local and international society.
Faculty of Foreign Studies
Think and act from a global perspective through “3 languages” and “3 perspectives”
Department of English Studies
Develop advanced proficiency in the use of English to contribute to a globalized society by acquiring and mastering a broad range of knowledge that will serve as a foundation for specialized studies in area studies, language studies, etc.
Department of German Studies
Develop advanced proficiency in the German language, understand the culture, values, and mindsets of German-speaking countries, and acquire cross-cultural understanding and a global perspective.
Department of French Studies
Study the French language and French-speaking societies comprehensively and multilaterally in order to become world-class experts in foreign studies.
Department of Hispanic Studies
Acquire specialized knowledge of the globally expanding Ispanian language and the Ispanian-speaking world, as well as a high level of intercultural communication skills, in order to gain a multifaceted and relative view of the world.
Department of Russian Studies
The goal is to acquire proficiency in the Russian language, to understand the present state of Russia, its people’s culture and spirituality, and to serve as a bridge between Japan and Russia.
Department of Luso-Brazilian Studies
In addition to Portugal and brazil, the program aims to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of Portuguese-speaking regions, and encourage them to embrace the frontier spirit of the Portuguese, who pioneered the age of discovery, and take on the challenges presented by the global arena.
Faculty of Global Studies
Fostering individuals who are capable of working to solve global issues.
Faculty of Liberal Arts
Leaders at the forefront of the Global Era
Faculty of Science and Technology
Discovering new era with rich interdisciplinary education across various academic field
Department of Materials and Life Sciences
By understanding basic of substances and contributing to the creation and technological development of new materials, students will enjoy a new discovery of materials and life that is in harmony with nature to make contribution to humanity.
Department of Engineering and Applied Sciences
Students study science and engineering in an integrated manner to become creative expert who can promote the harmonious development of industrial technology and natural science.
Department of Information and Communication Sciences
Our goal is to develop a deep understanding of humans and society through “communication”, to organize the knowledge, wisdom, and experience of humans and society as information, and to organically combine them into creative ideas that can be returned to society.
Green Science/Engineering (English Courses in Science and Technology)
Two English courses opened in 2012. All classes, reports, research guidance, etc. will be conducted in English to tackle the global issue of global environmental problems.