Department of Family Studies and Child
  • Introduction

Family Studies and Child Development Department of Shih Chien University is the first academic institute to focus on family issues, formerly established in 1958 as Home Economics department.  The department offers undergraduate programs consisting of family life education and preschool educator and two master programs, Family Counseling and Guidance as well as Family Services for the Elderly. Over the past five decades, thousands of our graduates have served in various levels of government, kindergartens, non-profit organizations, and institutes for family and the elderly.

  • Objectives

To equip students with the knowledge needed to serve for families, children and

To educate the students with the faith and attitude for caring the society by service learning.

  • Features

Professional training is strengthen by modular courses

To provide family life education program, preschool educator program, and services for the elderly program.

To required students to have internships in preschools, parent-child centers, and family related institutes.

Academic knowledge is achieved by practical operations

To hold practical workshops on the topics of early childhood or family life education.

To invite experts from industry or alumni sharing their experiences with students.

Humanities solicitude is cultivated through service learning

To equip students with humanities solicitude by service learning in Taiwan or oversea, such as Thailand.

  • Global perspective is broaden through international exchange programs & internship

To have exchange students programs with American sister schools, such as University of Wisconsin at River Falls.

To provide overseas internship opportunities, including in Singapore and China.

  • Master Programs

Master’s Program of Family Counseling and Guidance

This master program aims to train professional counseling psychologist in family therapy, expecting students to utilize family theories and counseling knowledge and techniques to practical work and have high self-awareness to gain personal and professional growth. The graduates are qualified to participate in national examination of counseling psychologist.

Master’s Program of Family Services for the Elderly

The purpose of this program is to cultivate specialists in the “elderly care”. Based on the seniors and their families, the courses include: Aging and family, Gerontology, Geriatric health care and health promotion, Mental health and counseling on aging, Dementia prevention and brain rehabilitation, Program planning and evaluation for ederly ,Planning and design of senior housing ,Elderly welfare institution management, Senior industry, Overseas studies on aging.

Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Nutraceutical Biotechnology
  • Introduction

As the first food science/nutrition program established in Taiwan in 1961, we have a distinguished record of teaching, research, and public service. Faculty and staff dedicate to provide the highest quality educational experiences for our students, incorporating cutting edge information with the fundamental knowledge and skills. Students develop a broad perspective through the balance of strong curriculum and off-campus internships. Moreover, they are encouraged to develop team leadership skills by participating in field experiences, independent studies, and student organizations. In addition to the undergraduate program with nearly 500 students, a master program which focuses on the research of functional foods is also available. Currently, there are 12 fulltime faculties with specialties in nutrition, dietary therapy, quantity meal management, food chemistry, food processing, food packaging, food analysis, and biotechnology.

 

  • Educational Goals

Undergraduate: Have students acquire professional competencies for food science, nutrition, and nutraceutical biotechnology.

Master program: Have students acquire research competencies for food science, nutrition, nutraceutical biotechnology

 

  • Features of Department Development

Quantity Meal Management

Application of Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods

 

  • Core Abilities

Students will be able to apply food and nutraceutical biotechnologies.

Students will be able to manage human nutrition.

Students will be able to perform quantity meal preparation.

Students will be able to perform food analysis and inspection.

Students will be able to present and communicate.

 

 

  • Opportunities

Food Industries and Business, including product development, research, quality control, analysis, inspection, management, and marketing

Diatetics, including clinical nutrition, community nutrition, and education

Medicine and other related health professions

Health Services

Research

Education

 

Professional Certificates

Level C Technician for Chinese Culinary

Level B Technician for Chinese Culinary

Level C technician for baking food

Level B technician for baking food

Level C technician for food inspection and analysis

Level B technician for food inspection and analysis

Professional Health Food Engineer

Dietitian of Higher Examination

Food Technician of Higher Examination

Department of Music
  • Introduction

The department of Music at Shih-Chien University, one of the long-standing institutions in professional music education in Taiwan, was founded in 1969. Led by the first director, Professor Chuan-Shen Lu, a prominent figure in chorus and children’s education in Taiwan, the department began with a 3-year course emphasizing in piano and vocal majors within the then-all-female senior college scheme. In 1985, the department expanded and began co-education; more significantly, the college acquired, among many other state-of-the-art facilities, a German Grotrian Steinway – a bold investment more and a decade prior to Taiwan’s economic miracles, as well as a new building where department of music has since been housed. The state-of-the-art facility made department of music, USC, a maganet for more and more competitive students.

In 1997, Shih Chien College of Home Economics was upgraded and renamed Shih-Chien University; thus as well began a new phase for the department of Music; With more than 100 full-time and part-time faculty members – mostly alumni of prestigious music schools and conservatories around the world, the department of Music, USC, proudly offers solid academic training and .professional performance opportunities for students. The department recruits around 40 undergraduate students majoring in 5 categories: Piano, Voice, Strings, Woodwinds/Brass/Percussion, and Composition/Theory, while the recently approved graduate program enrolled an array of prize winners in music competitions.

  • Educational Goals

Our mission is to develop outstanding performers and educators with artistic passion and culture intension.

  • Features of Department Development

1.Curriculum design and concept in the department of music, USC, aim in keeping balance between academic theories and marketing realities.

2.Keeping information updated and ideas refreshed while assuring solid traditions alive and strict standard unbiased, the department of music provides not only professional training for a future performing career, but also multi-facet lectures to expand employment and profession dimensions for music-major graduates.

3.In coordination with the Center of Education Program, the department of music offers fifteen enrollments each year for students who are interested in secondary school music education.

  • Features of Department Development

1.Curriculum design and concept in the department of music, USC, aim in keeping balance between academic theories and marketing realities.

2.Keeping information updated and ideas refreshed while assuring solid traditions alive and strict standard unbiased, the department of music provides not only professional training for a future performing career, but also multi-facet lectures to expand employment and profession dimensions for music-major graduates.

3.In coordination with the Center of Education Program, the department of music offers fifteen enrollments each year for students who are interested in secondary school music education.

  • Core Abilities

The music building houses a Concert Hall, 6 well-equipped classrooms, 8 teaching studios, 35 air-conditioned practice rooms, one percussion studio, one orchestra rehearsal room, and one electronic keyboard and computer laboratory. There is as well an extensive collection of music books, scores, periodicals, and a massive collection of audios/videos in the School Library.

  • Opportunities

International and national academic exchanges form a substantial part in academic activities at department of music, USC; we regularly invite leading artists and educators to give lectures, master-classes, and concerts. The USC symphony orchestra, wind ensemble and choir also participate in international and national music festivals.

  • Professional Certificates
  1. Professional curriculum at department of music, USC, aims in a balanced fusion of aesthetics and performing skills, with solid theory training and practices.
  2. To provide substantial edification for the future professional musicians, courses encompassing humanities and art theories form a significant portion in all our programs.
  3. Aside from pure academic trainings, the competence and factors in future employment of alumni mark importance in our cutting-edge selective courses.
Department of Social Work
  • Introduction

In 1967, the Social Work Department in Shih-Chien University was founded.

In 2006, the graduate program was established. In addition to a faculty composed of diverse backgrounds in social work, the department also invites many experts with clinical experiences as part-time faculty to further expand student’s vision and promote competency.

  • Objectives

As one of the first professional social work programs in Taiwan, the department continues to seek students who demonstrate a commitment to social change through work experiences, academic endeavors, and community services that lead to successful careers in an ever-changing society.

  • Features

To narrow the gap between theory and practice, the department place great emphasis on a practice-oriented curriculum along with a vision of positive social change.

Students are introduced and familiarized with established and unconventional approaches to social work in preparation for a rewarding career.

Students in the graduate program are trained in both theory-based knowledge and advanced clinical techniques to prepare for careers as supervisors or managers in social welfare related organizations.

  • Certification

Nearly 5,000 alumni have graduated from the department since its founding, making significant contributions to fields in social work in Taiwan.

Department of Food and Beverage Management
  • Introduction

The Department of Food and Beverage Management was originated from Home Economics Department, which was established in 1958. Our educational goal is to act as a conduit for fulfilling both student and industry educational needs as they develop in this new century. The curricula of our undergraduate and graduate programs are designed to enhance students’ food and beverage knowledge, management skills, and hand-on training experiences.

The Department has developed a broad network of programs and partnerships with schools and universities in Europe, North America and Asia. This affords our students a vast array of international hospitality experiences as well as internship, which is in line with the University’s and Department’s missions: to produce world-class graduates who possess integrity and intelligence in preparation for leadership careers in the global hospitality industry.

 

  • Educational Goals

Cultivate professionals with operation

and management expertise

Cultivate professionals with culinary and service expertise

 

  • Features of Department Development

Aim to increase students career competi-tiveness as well as global mobility.

 

  • Opportunities

Extension of the European and American partnerships exchange programs.

Numerous overseas internship opportunities, including hotels in Switzerland, Japan, USA, Italy, and Australia.

Enjoy short-term seminars and skill guidance by international professors and master chefs.

 

  • Professional Certificates

Connecting to mater degree at HTMi in Switzerland (English proficiency is required).