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Immerse Yourself in Japanese Language and Culture

The Minor in Japanese at SRU is Taught by a Native-Speaking Professor

Minor in Professional Japanese

Offered by: Languages, Literatures, Culture and Writing

The Minor in Professional Japanese requires 18 credits total consisting of 6 courses, all of which are taught in the target language, Japanese.

Why Choose a Minor in Professional Japanese

Almost half a million people speak Japanese in the USA. Japanese is considered a critical world language by the National Security Education Program. With this minor, you will make yourself distinguished from other candidates in a job market.

As a Professional Japanese minor, you'll learn from a native speaking professor. You'll also have ample opportunities to hone your language skills and experience Japanese culture through activities and immersion opportunities by being connected with Japanese native students on campus, an annual faculty-led trip in Japan, and study abroad programs at SRU's partner universities in Japan.

What Will You Learn?

You will reach an intermediate level of Japanese, and acquire knowledge, understanding and respect for interconnections between the Japanese culture and language and their own. You will also develop your cultural competencies to become a global citizen through Japanese studies.

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

Clubs & Organizations

SRU Japanese Club

Japanese Studies Certificate

Asian Studies Minor