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Deepen Your Understanding of Japanese Culture

This multidisiplinary certificate inspires respect for innerconnections between Japanese and American culture

Japanese Studies Certificate

Offered by: Modern Languages and Cultures

The certificate is a five-course concentration designed to enhance your knowledge of the language and cultures of Japan and Japanese culture in the U.S. through a multidisciplinary perspective.

Why Choose Japanese Studies?

You should choose this Certificate if you are an Asian Studies minor or a major in Cultural Area Studies, English, History, Political Science, Philosophy, Communication, or Business interested in Japan to develop a broader understanding of this ancient culture.

What Will You Learn?

You will reach a basic conversational level of Japanese, and acquire knowledge, understanding and respect for interconnections between the Japanese culture and language and their own. You will also deepen their knowledge in an emphasis area: politics, history, or culture and literature.

Careers In Japanese Studies

Students of Japanese Studies look forward to an array of career options in:

  • Business
  • Journalism/Communications
  • Hospitality, Event Management and Tourism
  • Education
  • The Arts
  • Government, Civil, or Military Service
  • Video Gaming Industry
  • Technology
  • Engineering
  • Sustainability 

Cost of Attendance