The Discovery Program offers an interdisciplinary, open curriculum. Students can select courses from a wide range of disciplines, combining them to fit their own academic interests and future goals. Consult these pages and your advisors to build your own curriculum.
Discovery student can enroll in courses offered by the program’s own faculty members in English, as well as by Okayama University’s diverse faculties and departments in Japanese or in English.
To graduate, you must earn at least 124 credits and must complete a year-long Senior Project.
The breakdown of the number of credits you need to accumulate for each course category is shown below.
Courses for Introductory Education
Courses for Developing Intellectual Understanding
Courses for Developing Practical Knowledge and Sensitivity
Courses for Developing General Skills and Health
General Education Courses for Senior Undergraduate Students
（Senmon Kyoiku and/or Kyoyo Kyoiku）
Required: Courses that must be completed by all students.
Required Elective: A category of courses from which a given number of credits must be earned.
At Okayama University, courses are divided into two categories:
- Kyoyo (General Education): introductory courses (including language courses)
- Senmon (Major): discipline specific courses
IMPORTANT: Credits accumulated under the Kyoyo category do not carry over to the Senmon Kyoiku category, and vice versa. However, depending on your chosen curriculum, you need to take additional courses (e.g. prerequisites for Senmon courses in science) even if the credits earned may exceed the required number.
In the final year of your study, you will conduct a year long Senior Project. The Senior Project can be conducted either under the supervision of
- Discovery Faculty in English, or
- The members of Participating Faculties in Japanese (or in some cases in English)