Department of Human Life Environments

Department Overview

Courses in Practical Life Skills Produce Graduates Who Can Contribute to Society.

The courses in the Department of Human Life Environments cover practical approaches to maintaining health and fitness, and how to create attractive living spaces. Many of the classes offer hands-on learning experiences. Coursework is designed to give graduates the broad array of knowledge they will need to face the information overload of today's world and make informed, rational decisions.

The 21st Century Lifestyle

The Department aims to give students a well-rounded picture of the 21st century lifestyle, providing information on creating attractive, eco-friendly living spaces and how best to maintain a well-balanced health and fitness regimen.

The 21st Century Lifestyle

Why the Department of Human Life Environments?

Courses cover all areas of everyday life.
Department courses examine everyday life from a wide range of perspectives such as clothing, food, shelter, nutrition, sports, leisure activities, consumer law, consumer economics, lifestyle choices and nature.
Hands-on classes let students put their knowledge to use.
In addition to lectures, classes include experimentation, drills, fieldwork and other opportunities for students to actually observe and confirm theoretical information in a hands-on manner. This approach is vital for creating the ideal 21st century lifestyle.


Producing graduates who can create well-rounded lifestyles and work in many jobs related to living environments.

Major Accreditations and Licenses Open to Graduates

  • Food Specialist
  • Recreation Instructor
  • High School Teacher's License Type 1 (Civics)
  • Junior High School Teacher's License Type 1 (Social Studies)
  • Librarian
  • Curator

Major Related Accreditations

  • Shikisai Kentei® (Test in Color Coordination)
  • Housing Environment Coordinator for Elderly and Disabled People
  • Interior Coordinator
  • Real Estate Transaction Specialist
  • Lifestyle Planner
  • Living Stylist
  • Financial Planner

Typical Careers and Employers Chosen by Graduates

  • Corporations, government agencies, educational / research institutions, NGOs and NPOs involved in the environment, town planning, and health / fitness maintenance
  • Sports clubs, welfare facilities, hotels, services for daily life
  • Private corporations in the banking, securities, insurance and trading industries
  • Food, apparel, interior products, housing and consumer staples manufacturers
  • Graduate school

Time and Credits Needed to Graduate

Four years, at least 124 credits.

Degree Received by Graduates

Bachelor's Degree (Human Life Environments).

Faculties and Graduate Schools

  • Faculty of Letters
  • Faculty of Human Sciences
    • Department of Psychology
    • Department of Childhood Development and Education
    • Department of Cultural Sociology
    • Department of Human Life Environments
  • Faculty of Nursing and Rehabilitation
Graduate Schools
  • Graduate School of Humanities and Human Sciences
  • Graduate School of Nursing
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