Japanese Studies

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.

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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.

Experience Japan firsthand

  • Arguably the most unique aspect of our Japanese studies major is the study abroad requirement. You will spend a semester or full year in Japan, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in Japanese culture while you develop advanced language skills.

Learn from passionate and accomplished professors

  • Collaborate one-on-one with professors who are published researchers and practitioners. They will not only help you hone your language skills; they will foster your global consciousness and help you on your career path.

Graduate prepared for a career

  • The bachelor’s in Japanese studies prepares you to become a professional translator, interpreter or teacher in Alaska and beyond. Through a unique study abroad requirement and resources like our Japanese Club, you’ll develop the advanced language skills, cultural awareness and a global perspective valuable in today’s world.


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.




Get Started on Your Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese Studies

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