City street and crosswalk in Tokyo, Japan


The Japanese Program offers language courses at all levels. Students will be equipped with the necessary language skills and cultural understanding to further their studies or pursue a career in business, government, education, travel and tourism, interpretation and translation, etc. Students may major in Asian Languages and Cultures with a Japanese concentration or minor in Japanese. The Japanese courses also count towards the Asian Studies Minor and the Asian Languages Minor. Please see the Japanese Program website for more information.

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Asian Languages and Cultures

An interdisciplinary major that serves students with strengths and interest in Asian languages and cultures, providing these students with communicative, critical thinking, analytical, and writing skills as well as the intercultural competency that employers seek, enhancing possibilities of working internationally.

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Minor in Japanese

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Minor in Asian Languages

The 18-credit curriculum provides students with an opportunity to study TWO Asian languages in one program (choosing from Chinese, Japanese and Korean). Students will choose either a Japanese or Chinese concentration, with one of the other two Asian languages counting as a secondary language.

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