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Graduate Minor Program & Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies

The Graduate Minor Program and Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies are interdisciplinary education programs at graduate schools, aimed at helping graduate students acquire a broad education and the ability to see things from more than one viewpoint while attaining advanced special knowledge in new fields. These programs are promoted in cooperation with schools implementing programs and the Center for Education in Liberal Arts and Sciences (CELAS).

The Graduate Minor Program denotes programs for developing students' advanced specialties and a broad education related to their major in accordance with education goals in order to cultivate an interdisciplinary and panoramic viewpoint as opposed to a more narrow one from their major. These programs have been implemented since 2011.

Likewise, the Graduate Program for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies consists of subjects arranged in line with education goals. In such, students can learn subjects systematically as means to acquiring a wide range of knowledge and flexible thinking. These programs started in 2008 and students in the 5th and 6th years of schools with 6-year-courses (including Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, and Pharmaceutical Sciences) have been involved since 2011. Students earn a certain number of credits for each program successfully completed and also receive certificates of completion.

For more information, please visit the Graduate Minor Program and the Osaka University Transdisciplinary Learning pages.

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