Department of Social Welfare,
Social Welfare Major

Features of the Social Welfare Major

A Unique Curriculum that Provides the Basic Education Required of Specialists,while Providing Students with Professional Training in Their Fields of Expertise.

Students, in their 1st and 2nd years, study basic educational subjects to learn the foundations of human understanding. They get the opportunity to think about things from a wide range of perspectives and cultivate a rich-sense of humanity, while acquiring a deeply refined education. In addition, students also get to nurture a "welfare mind" through practical education, such as activities that contribute to the local community.
The 2nd and 3rd years of the curriculum provide students with the subjects required of social workers. They learn expertise in various fields of welfare as well as the techniques used in social work. By integrating welfare systems and policies, students acquire the professional knowledge and techniques to carry out consultations and assistance activities.
The 3rd year also provides students with the chance to merge their knowledge and skills through real-life social welfare training activities at administrative agencies, medical institutions, and social welfare facilities such as those for the elderly, disabled, and children.
Furthermore, the 3rd and 4th years of the curriculum give students the opportunity to consider what area of welfare to work in. They can choose from among theChildren, Disabled, and Elderly Assistance Course,Civil Servant and Welfare Management Course, andMedical and Mental Health Welfare Course. Our unique curriculum cultivates social workers and psychiatric social workers that are distinguished by their high degree of expertise.

Academic characteristics

1.Refined Guidance Provided by Instructors with Rich Real-world Experience in the Field of Welfare.

The type of welfare required for the 21st century is welfare that can precisely meet the welfare needs of diverse individuals, while respecting human dignity. The Social Welfare Major provided by the Social Welfare Course aims at nurturing talented young people who possess expert knowledge and techniques to flexibly respond to various welfare needs and deeply respect the human dignity of each individual person.
In particular, the major is intended to foster highly-skilled professionals who can carry out consultations and assistance activities to support the direct resolution of daily life problems, while contributing to the management (administration and operation) in welfare administration and welfare facilities, as well as in the welfare fields of companies. Graduates of the program will obtain expertise in various areas including child welfare, elderly care, low-income welfare, community welfare, medical welfare, and mental health welfare.
Students will acquire this type of specialization as social workers in their 4 years of study, and students who obtain the required amount of credits to graduate are granted degrees (bachelor's degree in social welfare).

2.Potential to Acquire Double Certification as a Social Worker and Psychiatric Social Worker.

Students who complete the specified curriculum can obtain double certification by taking both the social worker and psychiatric social worker examinations. It is also possible to acquire certification as a school social worker. Furthermore, by obtaining the Social Welfare Officer Appointment Certification and Child Instructor Appointment Certification, it is possible to possess 5 different types of certifications at the time of graduation. In addition, the challenge of trying to acquire various certifications will provide a solid foundation in the field of social welfare and cultivate students for high-level careers since they possess specialized knowledge in a wide range of areas.

3.Enhanced Preparation for National Examinations and a Network of Encouraging Graduates.

Even though we are still a relatively new university, our enhanced national examination preparation seminars have helped us obtain results that compare favorably with the national average.
Furthermore, since a large number of our graduates are working in the field of welfare and for welfare-related companies, our school has a network of alumni who majored in social welfare.
The result is that students and alumni can feel encouraged both during practical training and while working in the field, knowing that they have a network around them.

Curriculum of the Social Welfare Major

Basic Educational Subjects

  • • Psychology
  • • Ethics
  • • Sociology
  • • Political Science
  • • Computers
  • • Foreign Language
  • • Skiing
  • • Snowboarding

Core Specialized Subjects

  • • Elderly Care
  • • Welfare for the Disabled
  • • Welfare for Children and Families
  • • Public Assistance
  • • Theory and Methods of Community Welfare
  • • Social Security

Basic Specialized Subjects

  • • International Welfare
  • • Life Welfare Engineering
  • • Counseling
  • • Child Psychology
  • • Psychiatry
  • • Mental Health Studies

Professional Development Subjects

  • • Infectious Disease and Infection Prevention
  • • Social Welfare Theory
  • • Nursing Care Insurance Office Practice
  • • School Social Worker Theory
  • • Care Planning Practice
  • • Welfare Information Technology
  • • Disaster Welfare
  • • Civil Servant Training Course
  • • Medical Welfare
  • • Entrepreneurial Management

Training Subjects

  • • Social Work Training
  • • Mental Health Welfare Assistance Training
  • • Medical Social Work Training
  • • School Social Work Training

List of Certifications

  • • Social Worker (examination based certification)
  • • Psychiatric Social Worker (examination based certification)*
  • • Social Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Child Instructor Appointment Certification
  • • Mentally Handicapped Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Physically Handicapped Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Elderly Welfare Officer Appointment Certification
  • • Peer Helper (examination based certification)
  • • Graduate of School Social Work Education Course
  • • Nursing Care Insurance Worker

*Only for students who complete the specified subjects in the Medical and Mental Health Welfare Course.

Employment Opportunities

  • • Civil Servant (welfare agency such as a welfare office or child consultation center)
  • • Social Welfare Councils
  • • Facilities for the Disabled
  • • Facilities for the Elderly(special nursing homes, community general support centers, day centers, etc.)
  • • Facilities for Children(single mother support centers, orphanages, etc.)
  • • Medical Institutions
  • • Public Organizations
  • • Welfare-related Companies