The Japanese major includes courses in language, literature, and linguistics. Japanese students are engaged in and outside the classroom, including weekly Japanese Conversation Hours. Study abroad is an important part of a Japanese education.
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Careers in Japanese
The intrinsic mission of the School of Foreign Languages and Literatures is to promote international understanding while ensuring students the best foreign language education possible. Their skills and cultural awareness will traverse boundaries and borders and help create a true global community for the future. Our students will use their language skills as:
- Teachers and translators of diverse languages
- Employees of multi-national companies
- Diplomatic and business leaders in international trade
- Scholars and researchers of foreign literatures and cultures in a global academic network
- Foreign aid service programs
- Community volunteers
Transfer to Japanese
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.2
Contact InformationUndergraduate Student Recruitment Office