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Diploma and Curriculum Policies for Undergraduate Schools

Diploma Policy for Bachelor's Programs

Yamagata University confers a bachelor's degree on students who have completed the disciplines stipulated by the curriculum of respective faculties and satisfied the requirements. The degree certifies that the holder has:

  1. Successfully acquired core academic results in the specialty field and the ability to practically apply them in social and professional life,
  2. Acquired culture appropriate for a sensible citizen with a sound critical spirit,
  3. Acquired a fundamental command of language and information processing and an attitude to improve it in order to adapt to modern society,
  4. Acquired an attitude to find problems on one's own initiative and with a probing spirit, and think logically to find solutions, and
  5. Acquired the abilities to express own thoughts accurately with an interest in various problems of modern society, be strongly aware of own responsibility and collaborate with people of various standpoints in order to solve problems.

Curriculum Policy for Bachelor's Programs

In accordance with its diploma policy, Yamagata University compiles curricula that allow students to study voluntarily with systematic learning in mind.

  1. Foundation education includes introductory subjects, core subjects, general subjects, common subjects and evolving subjects in order to let students obtain basic abilities needed to the practice of study and a wide knowledge backed by a healthy critical spirit.
  2. In specialty education, the curriculum gives structured lessons to enable students to achieve core scholarly results and acquire basic studying methods. Practical classes are also provided so that students can leverage their academic results in their social and professional lives.
  3. A clear standard is worked out for the accurate assessment of academic achievement to allow students to precisely assess their attainment level of knowledge and understanding.
  4. The faculties appreciate students' attitude to find and solve problems and efforts to study voluntarily.
  5. The faculties lead students to be conscious of the preservation of the natural environment and provide opportunities for international and community exchange to foster social awareness and leadership.