Japanese Minor

Japan is both an ancient land brimming with tradition and a modern nation bustling with global business and pop culture.  Students of Japanese will find that a wide range of cultural enrichment and professional opportunities will open to them through their language study. 

The minor programs give students majoring in other disciplines the language background they need to broaden and enhance career opportunities. A foundation in a foreign language increases understanding of the scholarly, scientific, and technical information of our foreign allies. View minor requirements in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Native and heritage speakers of Japanese may earn up to 6 units for JPNS 301 and/or JPNS 302 by taking the department's Challenge Exam.

Develop Your Language Skills

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