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About SPSF

Program Name
Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures (SPSF)
Undergraduate Program in the Six Departments; Economics, Education, Global Studies, Journalism, Management, Sociology
Language medium
Prospective students
Those who have completed a 12-year educational curriculum in Japan or overseas.
September (Autumn semester)
In 2020*
*Initial student enrollment was in 2020 in the four departments: Economics, Education, Global Studies, and Sociology. The two departments, Journalism and Management, began accepting students every year in succession in the following academic years.
Degree (B.A.)
Prospective students will specify their desired field of study when applying, take courses in English in their respective specialties (journalism, education, sociology, economics, management, or global studies), and work toward their bachelor’s degrees.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the UN reflect a wide range of global-level issues related to war and conflicts, economic disparity, poverty, the environment, education, and more. All of these need to be tackled by international communities. In today’s rapidly globalizing world, society is witnessing an eruption of such global issues transcending nations and regions and complex, challenging issues where diverse value systems collide. SPSF aims to establish curricula to find solutions to these new issues and foster students’ abilities to overcome them.
One of our strengths is that all of our faculties are concentrated on one campus in central Tokyo. Taking advantage of that integrated framework, SPSF will offer discipline-based classes in which students can enhance their knowledge in their respective fields of study as well as interdisciplinary classes offered with the cooperation of the relevant departments. Cross-listed discipline-based classes will also be open to students who wish to take courses in different departments that relate to their own curricula. Utilizing these classes, the SPSF program will focus on helping students learn perspectives and modes of thinking in both their own areas and different areas in hopes of nurturing a sensitivity to diversity.