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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.

All liberal arts majors prepare students with the skills identified as contributing to managerial success:  communicating and listening well, possessing insights into others, creative/critical thinking, problem solving, and the ability to make connections across complex ideas.

Plan of Study

Japanese–Language & Culture Track, BA

Japanese-Education Track, BA 


Japanese Webpage

Transfer to Japanese

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Contact Information

Undergraduate Student Recruitment Office
(765) 494-6291

College of Liberal Arts

Careers in Japanese

  •   Teacher
  •   Translator
  •   International Sales
  •   Policy Developer
  •   Foreign Aid Services
  •   Humanitarian Services
  •   Community Relations
  •   Importing/Exporting

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