Bachelor's Degree Program
Immerse yourself in language and culture in our Japanese studies program. Our comprehensive degree in Japanese includes a study abroad requirement to enhance your education.
Spend a semester or full year abroad in Japan, where you’ll experience the environment and society of Japan firsthand.
You’ll graduate fluent in reading, writing, listening and speaking Japanese. You’ll also be ready for a variety of career paths as a translator, interpreter or teacher.
What Is Japanese Studies?
Japanese studies is the study of Japanese language, culture, history, literature, art, music and science.
If you’re fascinated by Japanese culture, want to broaden your horizon and have a passion for making connections between people, a degree in Japanese studies is a wise choice.
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Why Study Japanese Studies at UAF?
As a Japanese studies major at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, you’ll experience a truly global program, work alongside accomplished professors and access unique opportunities, including a required study abroad trip to Japan. Here are more reasons to earn your bachelor’s in Japanese studies at UAF.
What Can You Do With Your Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies?
Japanese studies majors are prepared for careers as translators, interpreters and teachers across a variety of industries. Many program alumni also go on to graduate school.
Requirements for a Japanese Studies Degree
The Japanese studies bachelor’s degree focuses on the acquisition of the four skills areas (reading, writing, listening, and speaking) in addition to the development of cultural awareness and competency. Our unique study abroad requirement enables students to develop advanced language skills while they gain firsthand knowledge of Japanese culture and society.
Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies
Take the next step toward earning your bachelor’s degree. We have the resources to help you get started.
Have questions? Our expert advisors are here to guide you every step of the way. Let us know how we can help.
Transferring to UAF? We can walk you through the process and help make sure you get the most out of the credits you’ve earned.