Mejiro University College
Mejiro University College which was established in 1963, has always used small-group education to develop young women with a good balance of well-rounded education combined with specialist knowledge and techniques, to prepare them to be active contributors to society. The college also puts effort into linking education directly to the acquisition of qualifications and experience, using diverse learning situations suited to each student's interests. A unique feature of the college is its flexible curriculum which allows students to select subjects beyond the department or field of study. The college offers students support for growth and broadening possibilities while acquiring three strengths, with the strength to continue lifelong learning as the foundation for the strength of practical skills and the strength to give back to society.
Message from the University President
President of Mejiro University College
The Mejiro University College embraces an established tradition extending back more than 50 years. Faculty and staff educate students based on a shared understanding that they will send out "independent women" into the society. Education is based on the "ability of students to think for themselves" and teaching constantly imbues the "maintenance of a spirit of critical thinking." Although the college is small, it is continually reforming, never content with the status quo as faculty and staff are always sensitive to signs indicating a new era. I hope that the college is a place of learning where all continue to grow along with the student body.
Department of Business StudiesShinjuku Campus
This department incorporates numerous seminars and offcampus leanings to develop "flexible women" who can play an active role in a wide range of fields, including finance, trade, manufacturing, health, distribution, retail, food service, tourism, wedding planning, and hotel industries. Students can also acquire the manners and common sense required in the business world, while mastering the practical skills and theories that will prove useful. Compulsory classes teach business manners and provide a broad education to build a foundation for active participation in society, while specialized educational courses allow students to pursue interests in four fields: Secretarial Administration and Finance, Medical Secretarial Administration, Fashion and Cafe Business, and Tourism, Hotel, and Wedding Planning Businesses. Upon completion of these unique specialized educational courses, students aim to obtain professional and advanced certification in the various fields.
Department of Confectionery ArtsShinjuku Campus
The Department of Confectionery Arts, the first of its kind to be established at a junior college in Japan, offers acquisition of techniques and knowledge in Western and Japanese style confections and in bread-making. The curriculum is assembled in stages from basic to applied, and students learn the cultural and historical background of confectionery-making as well. The latest professional equipment is used for acquiring the skills of confectionary. Study also extends to learning about theories of food hygienics, display methods and customer service manners, with an emphasis on learning communication skills. The department also places emphasis on industry-academia collaboration, internship programs and simulative leaning such as selling the pastries, Japanese confections, and bread which are made on-campus. The department has also established the Confectionery Hygiene Master Course with the objective of students acquiring national certification. Students receive instruction in the maintenance of confectionary safety and hygiene with the goal of successfully passing the Confectionery Hygiene Master Examination. After graduation, they can expect to be active in a wide range of, including patisseries and food-related industries.
Department of Dental HygieneShinjuku Campus
The Department of Dental Hygiene is the only college dental hygiene department in the 23 wards of Tokyo that is located on the campus of its affiliated university. The department equips students with the specialized knowledge needed to work as dental hygienists, while helping them refine the core skills needed to fully participate as members of society. Students can learn the specialist knowledge and techniques of dental hygiene in areas such as Preventive Dentistry, Dental Assisting, and Dental Hygiene Instruction. Making use of its location, the department cooperates with Mejiro University in fields such as psychology, social welfare, health sciences, and nursing, so that students can pursue more specialized studies and acquire multidisciplinary knowledge. In the course of working within comprehensive community care systems, students can learn about multidisciplinary cooperative medical teams, which are becoming more and more necessary. By completing the threeyear program, students can acquire an associate degree in dental hygiene and aim to qualify for taking the National Dental Hygienist Examination.