Shigakukan University is a private coeducational four-year university founded in 1979.
The university has two faculties: the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law. The Faculty of Humanities has two departments: the Department of Clinical Psychology (consisting of five courses for medicine, welfare, education, society and industry, and general psychology) and the Department of Humanity and Culture (which is composed of three courses: Japanese and Japanese literature, English language and British and American culture, and history and geography). The Faculty of Law also has two departments: the Department of Law and the Department of Applied Legal Studies. Moreover, the university has a Minor Course for Teaching Japanese as a Foreign Language which trains students (non-native speakers and native speakers) to be Japanese Language teachers and a Graduate School of Clinical Psychology.