How will you use Your life?

Soka cultivates global citizens and critical thinkers with expansive worldviews prepared to provide leadership in a rapidly changing world.
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Soka University of America - from above
What our world most requires now is the kind of education that fosters love for humankind, that develops character—that provides an intellectual basis for the realization of peace and empowers learners to contribute to and improve society.
Daisaku Ikeda
Founder, Soka University
Wisdom

Learn Across Disciplines

Our unique and rigorous liberal arts education model prompts our students to ask the most important human questions. Explore our curriculum to see how Soka could help you build your life's trajectory.
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Heaven & Earth: A First Synthesis
Health and Wellness
Core 2
Shakespeare
Jazz Ensemble
Fish Biology
Chinese I
Intermediate Economics
UN & World Politics
Modes of Inquiry
Intro to Women's Studies
Wisdom

Identify Problems, Provide Solutions

Answering the world's toughest questions takes teamwork. That's why Soka's interconnected way of learning alongside students and faculty breeds answers.
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Courage

Make the World Your Classroom

Soka is made up of global citizens who are always seeking to better the world. All of our students participate in our required #1 nationally ranked study abroad program. Grasp the world in ways you never thought possible and embrace all of its diversity.
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Courage

Foster Creativity

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[The need for educational systems is to] "create a new kind of human being who is comfortable with change, who enjoys change, who is able to improvise, who is able to face with confidence, strength, and courage a situation of which he has absolutely no forewarning."
—Abraham Maslow, The Further Reaches of Human Nature

Soka offers a supportive environment for both individual and collaborative creative work.

Soka University of America Founders Hall - from above
SUA is committed to providing students with an educational opportunity that fosters love for humankind, develops character, provides an intellectual basis for the realization of peace and empowers learners to contribute to and improve society.
Daniel Y. Habuki
President, Soka University of America

Become part of our Ecosystem

Become part of our Ecosystem

Soka is a microcosm of the world in its diversity. Grow through community engagement, interpersonal relationships, and social interaction within a diverse community.
Compassion
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Compassion

Live a Contributive Life

Here at Soka we are one. Whether you want to join a music club, get involved with student government, or participate in sports we all have one thing in common. We are Soka.
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