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Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program

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The Faculty of Policy Management, the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, and the Graduate School of Media and Governance has launched the Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program, which allows students to earn both a bachelor's and a master's degrees in 4 years.
The standard length of study is 4 years for a bachelor's degree and 2 years for a master's degree totaling 6 years, but participation in the program gives students the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in 3 years and a master's degree in 1 year, for a total of 4 years of study.
Students in their First Year who complete the required procedures and receive approval to participate in the program may begin the program from their Second Year.

Application

Eligible Students

Students of the Faculty of Policy Management or the Faculty of Environment and Information Studies who entered in the semester immediately prior to the application and are in the second semester of their first year.


Application Process and Period

The details will be announced at the keio.jp portal.


Application Documents

  1. Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program Application Form
  2. Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program Research Plan(PDFWord)

Notes

  1. The Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program Research Plan should be prepared after consulting with a Faculty Member (Research Advisor) whom the student wishes to obtain advice from throughout the master's program.
  2. The Research Advisor should be a committee member of the Graduate School of Media and Governance, who is able to advise the participant from undergraduate throughout the completion of the master's program scheduled. The Research Advisor serves as the student's graduation project mentor and main research advisor in graduate school.
    Details to check Research Advisor will be announced at News of the keio.jp portal.
  3. Those in the Bachelor's-Master's Four-Year Integrated Education Program may not apply for the 3.5-Year Early Graduation System and the System for Extension of Enrollment Period.
  4. Notification of results will be sent together with the grade report to the student's guarantor.
  5. If, for unavoidable reasons, you wish to withdraw from the Program, contact the SFC Academic Affairs Office counter before the course registration period begins for the semester you wish to withdraw.

Course Registration for Program Participants

For Program participants, the maximum number of credits that may be earned in a single semester is 24 credits (in comparison to the standard 20 credits). In order to graduate, it is necessary to earn 124 credits during the three years for undergraduate study, so it is advised that careful attention be paid to course registration each semester. However, only up to 20 credits can be registered through the Course Registration System, so separate processes need to be completed at the SFC Academic Affairs Office during the course registration period for courses that will exceed the 20 credits.
In addition, if Program Courses, Research Concept and Methodology Courses, and Project Courses* offered by the Graduate School of Media and Governance are taken for transferable credits earned before entering the Master's Program, a maximum of 12 credits (in comparison to the standard 8 credits) can be counted as credits required for earning a master's degree after the student advances to the Graduate School of Media and Governance. Refer to here.
*Submission of a Personal Statement from an Academic Advisor is required for Project Courses.

Requirements for Advancement to the Next Year and Graduation

Requirements for advancing to the next year and graduation for Program participants are as described below. If a Program participant cannot graduate in three years after entering the University for reasons such as temporary leave of absence or study abroad; or has not fulfilled requirements for advancement to the next year or graduation, the student will be disqualified from the Program at that point. The standard University Rules and Regulations will once again apply to these students, and individual instructions will be given on handling the differences between requirements of the Program and standard University Rules and Regulations.

Requirements for Advancing to the Third Year

If the following five requirements are fulfilled, a Program participant can advance to the Third Year:


  1. The student is in the Second Year and has been enrolled for four semesters since entering the University and has earned at least 80 credits excluding credits earned in Optional Subjects.
  2. The student has earned all of credits on the table below.
  3. The student must obtain a GPA of at least 3.10 for all credits (excluding Optional Subjects credits) earned by the end of the second semester of the Second Year . (Optional Subjects cre
  4. The student has registered for either Seminar A or Seminar B for at least two semesters, obtaining a GPA of at least 3.3 0 for Research Seminars.
  5. The student has earned at least four credits for one of the Aspects designated by the Graduation Project mentor by the end of the second semester of the Second Year

Fundamental Subjects At least 30 credits
Fundamental Subjects-Language Communication *1
Note: At least 4 credits must be earned from one language *2
At least 8 credits
Fundamental Subjects-Data Science Data Science 1 *3 At least 2 credits
Fundamental Subjects-Data Science Data Science 2 *3 At least 2 credits
Fundamental Subjects-Fundamentals of Information Technology At least 4 credits
Seminar A or Seminar B At least 2 credits

However, a student who has presented a paper at an academic conference , or has achieved outstanding research results, may be granted an exemption from the above requirement 3. Outstanding research results refers to one of the following:
a) Penning of a peer reviewed journal paper. This includes papers presented at international conferences lis ted in the Graduate School of Media and Governance Whitelist. Please refer to the Keio University Student Website for details on the Whitelist.
b) Becoming an author of an academic book
c) Being awarded high prizes in an officially recognized contest

  • *1 The following courses cannot be included:
    SFC Gateway English, Italian Basic 1, Italian Basic 2, Russian Basic 1, Russian Basic 2
  • *2 Excluding Russian and Italian
  • *3 In order to register Subjects of Data Science, students need to earn credits for Basics of Data Science or pass the Data Science Qualification Examination

Graduation Requirements

If the following four requirements are met, the Program participant can graduate upon completion of the Third Year:


  1. The student has advanced to the Third Year and has been enrolled for six semesters since entering the University.
  2. The stud ent has earned all of credits on the table below:
  3. The student has earned a total of at least 124 credits that include those in above 2. The following credits cannot be counted towards the 124 credits required for graduation:
    All credits earned in Optional Subjects
    Credits e xceeding 20 earned from Special Subjects
    Credits exceeding 60 earned from Courses Offered at Other Faculties
  4. The student has achieved a grade of "S" in Graduation Project 2, obtaining a GPA of at least 3.50 for Research Seminars.
Physical Education 2 1 credit
Physical Education 3 1 credit
Advanced Subjects At least 30 credits
Graduation Project 2 2 credits

Advancement to the Graduate School of Media and Governance

In order to advance to the Graduate School of Media and Governance, the Program participant must make an application through internal recommendation to the Graduate School of Media and Governance in the first semester of the Third Year, be accepted, complete admission registration during the designated period, and enroll in the designated semester and academic year. If not accepted to the Graduate School of Media and Governance, or if necessary admission registration procedures are not carried out, the student will be disqualified from the Program at that point. The standard University Rules and Regulations will once again apply to these students, and individual instructions will be given on handling the differences between requirements of the Program and standard University Rules and Regulations. For details, refer to Application through Internal Recommendation.

Course Registration at the Graduate School of Media and Governance

To earn a master's degree, at least 30 credits must be earned in one year. These include a maximum of 12 transferable credits earned before entering the Master's program. In order to earn the master's degree in one year, requirements for early completion of the Master's Program must be fulfilled. In principle, Program participants are by definition expected to be students with superior achievements. For details of other requirements, refer to the Guidebook for Students of the Graduate School of Media and Governance.