Soka University of America requires at least 120 units to complete a bachelor's degree.
There is no accelarated degree program at Soka University of America, but students who wish to save money or graduate early can look into transferring in credits. The school accepts and IB credits. Many students like to take classes in the summer, to earn extra credits. However, Soka University of America does not offer classes during the summer.
NOTE: Around 90% of students who start college at Soka University of America graduate within six years.
Soka University of America offers an orientation program before the start of fall classes to prepare new students for college life.
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Reminder: Soka University of America may have additional academic options available for new and transfering students. Make sure to check with the universty directly for any additional information.
Soka University of America has a core curriculum, which means there are certain classes or types of classes all students must take to graduate.
Students are required to fulfill a language requirement
Students do not have to take a computer class.
Reminder: Check with Soka University of America directly for more information on requirements. Individual departments or majors may have additional required courses.
When choosing a major, Soka University of America students have several choices to make. Scroll down to the bottom of this page to see a full list of majors offered at Soka University of America.
Student Designed Majors
Students must choose one of the majors offered by the college. Self-designed majors are not allowed.
Students are not required to complete a senior project unless it is required for their specific major.
Double Majoring at Soka University of America
Soka University of America offers students the option to double major, if they would like. Student struggling to choose just one area of study may consider a double major.
NOTE: Declaring a double major may require more work but it can provide an interesting mix of experience that helps students stand out when looking for a job or applying to grad school.
✅ Soka University of America does offer services for students with disabilities.
Prospective students can contact the college's Office of Accessibility Services to learn more about any support and accomodations offered. These conversations are usually kept confidential and will not be shared with the admissions office if you do not wish to share.
❌ Soka University of America does not have distance learning options or fully-online programs, so students must be able to attend classes on-campus.
❌ Soka University of America does not offer credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes taken during high school.
✅ Soka University of America offers an honors program for highly-qualified applicants, and offers a Freshman Honors College. The Freshman Honors college provides a rich curriculum for highly-motivated first-year students. Students must complete a senior project if they are in the Honors Program at Soka University of America.
❌ Soka University of America does not require an internship for any students.
Students can still look for internships during the summer, or gain work experience with a part-time job. While Soka University of America does not require internships for students of any major, internships can help students gain hands-on work experience for their resume, and explore career paths that interest them without committing to one path.
The main library on campus is the Daisaku and Kaneko Ikeda Library and there are no other libraries on campus.
A dual degree program allows a student to study and earn two degrees at the same time.
Soka University of America does not have any dual degree programs available for students.
Does Soka University of America have any ROTC programs?
Each branch of the miltary has its own ROTC program, but not every program is available at every university. Possible programs include Army ROTC, Air Force ROTC, and Navy ROTC.
Soka University of America does not have any ROTC programs.
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