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本系特色

佛教學系
特 色

 
佛教學系不是寺院設立的叢林學院,而是綜合大學裡的教研單位。大一學生一律住校,過著具有傳統書院精神內涵的現代大學生活。在煮飯洗衣與灑掃應對之際,在共住共食的規律生活之中,形塑與人和樂相處、合群守紀的人格特質,奠定認真負責、誠信踏實的處世態度。課程除佛教概論、佛教歷史與經論思想外,也開設寺院導覽與佛教諮商等應用課程。此外,亦可修習其他學程,如傳播、產品與媒體設計,以便將來應用其專業知識跨域從事媒體傳播或文創設計工作。

主要特色:

1.大學部免學測、獨立招生,高中畢即可報名。
2.每人每年十萬元的助學金,大學部四年、研究所兩年。
3.培養中英文雙語能力,國際生多可豐富語言及文化經驗。
4.出國學習機會眾多:雙聯學位學程、出國語言研習、海外實習機會等。
5.可至佛光山事業體系實習,畢業後優先就業。
6.豐富的教學資源,設備良好,有院屬學生宿舍、餐廳、演講廳、圖書館、電腦教室、禪堂等。
7.從大學部、碩士班(中英文組)到博士班,體系完整的專業教育,有利升學。

   

發展與未來出路
 
  1. 與國外大學有2+2Program合作,最快四年可同時取得國內外雙學位。
  2. 學習期間提供獎學金給具研究潛力者,出國深造或移地學習語文。
  3. 有教學研究興趣者,可從事教學、研究、大藏經編輯等工作。
  4. 設有「佛教研究中心」,每年執行大型研究計畫、舉辦國際研討會、發行學報、邀請學者來訪、並提供就業機會。
  5. 未來就業分四個類別: 
  • ​​​​​文化傳播類:佛教媒體的採訪、佛教文化活動企劃、佛教文化創意產業
  • 寺院導覽類:寺院、美術館、博物館、佛教名勝、佛陀紀念館導覽員
  • 行政管理類:寺院及一般行政、滴水坊、慈善機構、非營利事業機構
  • 佛教教育類:臨終關懷、心靈輔導、佛典翻譯、華語教學、佛學研究、佛學教師

Features:
As being distinct from training for Buddhist monastics, the Department of Buddhist Studies is one of departments of a comprehensive university in which the department is an academic oriented study based institution. All full-time students live at dormitories provided by the department studying and living together in a life of academy and well life-discipline. With such life-style, students cultivate themselves by behaving in positive attitudes toward others and well manners with good personalities such as being with others in a harmonious relationship, well life-discipline, be responsible for both self and others, and respect for others with dignity and honesty. In terms of courses offered at the department, other than courses on Buddhist studies for academic research such as concepts, history, and doctrinal studies, more courses on applied perspectives such as temple guidance, Buddhist counselling, etc. are offered as well. In addition, double-majors as cross-disciplinary courses of Buddhism in combination with courses of other majors, such as media, product and media design, etc., not only broadens students’ views of study, but also that it enhances students with an ability to incorporate Buddhist studies into other fields as their career in the future. 
Features of the study:
1. Directly apply for and admission: Application and admission by the Department of Buddhist Studies. Students can apply for the undergraduate program with a qualification of senior high school degree. 
2. Guaranteed funding offered: The department offers each student with full funding in NT $100,000 each year guaranteed in various studying duration based on programs: four years for the undergraduate program, two years for each of the MA and the PhD programs.
3. Enhancing foreign language skill: Enhance students’ language skill as well as that of enriching and broadening their views from cultural exchanges. 
4. Various opportunities on study and language exchange abroad: The department offers various opportunities for students to study abroad, including double-degrees, language study exchange, and practicum.
5. Various practicum opportunities for future job marketing competition: Various practicum opportunities offered by Fo Guang Shan while it will also increase job marketing opportunities offered by Fo Guang Shan for future career plan after degree is awarded. 
6. Good environment for both studying and living: sufficient study and research sources with good facilities, including dormitory, restaurants, lecturing halls, computer rooms, meditation hall, etc. 
7. Complete curriculum on Buddhist studies including programs on undergraduate, MA in Chinese track, MA in English track, and PhD. Thus, students will receive a complete academic discipline on Buddhist studies.
 

Development:
1. 2+2 program: Two years studying at Fo Guang University and two years at some other universities consolidated with our department. Students who complete all requirements in four or more years for 2+2 program will be awarded double-degrees in bachelor level.
2. Scholarships are offered for students with a strong potentiality in academic research and study for study abroad and/or language exchange program.
3. Job marketing for academic study includes: teaching, academic study, and editing and compiling Buddhist canon.
4. With the Center for Buddhist Studies, important academic research projects, international conferences, and academic journal articles publishing are held yearly and regularly as maintaining connections with scholars worldwide. Jobs opportunities are offered.
5. Associated job marketing fields include:
a. Cultural media with Buddhism: journalists, activities planning, products design with cultural perspectives and creativity;
b. Temple guidance: guidance for temple visiting, art galleries, exhibitions, museums, Buddhist monuments, the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum.
c. Administration: Temple and general administration, Water Drop teahouse administration, social welfare institutions, non-profit organizations.
d. Teaching associated with Buddhism: Hospice, spiritual counseling, Buddhist textual translation, Chinese language instructing, academic study on Buddhism, instructor on Buddhism.