Diploma Policy

Rikkyo University Purpose of Education and Policies

The diploma policy in Rikkyo University’s undergraduate education is defined by Rikkyo University’s Mission, The Principle Behind Undergraduate Education, Purpose of Undergraduate Education, and Learning Outcomes of Undergraduate Education.
The diploma policy for each college specifies what kind of skills can be acquired and what kind of skills are required as learning outcomes for each degree based on the Learning Outcomes of Undergraduate Education and the Purpose of Education of each college.
It also indicates what kind of learning environment is provided to achieve such learning outcomes.
The diploma policy for each graduate school specifies the requirements for the award of a graduate degree as well as the educational and research objectives of each.

Rikkyo University’s Mission

To contribute to the advancement of culture by building character based on Christian values.

The Principle Behind Undergraduate Education

The University is guided by the essential principle on which it was first founded, “For God and Country (Pro Deo et Patria)”. It cultivates persons with specialized knowledge who are capable of seeking universal and divine truth (Pro Deo) as well as working for our world, society, and neighbors (Pro Patria).
To nurture “cultivated persons with specialized knowledge,” the following four purposes are set forth, and education that integrates these purposes will be practiced.

Purpose of Undergraduate Education

  1. [Knowledge] Education that enables students to understand the system of knowledge in their academic field based on critical verification and to acquire a broad knowledge of academic fields other than their major field of study.
  2. [Skills] Education that enables students to acquire the specific skills necessary to verify, acquire, and utilize knowledge. In particular, education to enable students to research, think, summarize, present, and discuss using ICT tools and three languages, including Japanese, in learning and daily life situations.
  3. [Attitude] Education to be able to carry out projects in collaboration with people who have different values, while recognizing and correcting their own inherent biases against different cultures, genders, and disabilities, with a high level of public character and ethics as citizens of the Earth and local communities.
  4. [Experience] Provision of learning opportunities for various learning and social experiences, such as internships, career education, volunteer activities, clubs and circle activities, and extracurricular educational programs.

The “cultivated persons with specialized knowledge” who are nurtured through these educational practices shall be those who possess the learning outcomes listed in 1. through 9. above, and with these, shall be awarded the undergraduate degrees of Rikkyo University.
These learning outcomes are acquired not only through regular education such as courses offered by each college and university-wide liberal arts subjects, but also through various extracurricular educational opportunities sponsored by the University, such as internships and study abroad programs.

Learning Outcomes of Undergraduate Education

<Seeking universal and divine truth>
  1. Profound understanding of the liberal arts
  2. Specialty

<Establishing self>
  1. Ability to understand and develop self
  2. Ability to envision a career path
<Coexist with others>
  1. Empathetic attitude
  2. Expressive ability
  3. Leadership
  4. Internationality
  5. Ability to perform in society

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