A minor in Japanese can be selected by students who wish to gain a basic understanding of the language as well as history, culture and literary traditions of Japan.

Please contact the department's undergraduate academic advisor for any questions.


A minimum of 18 credit hours must be taken in Japanese language and literature courses, including a total of 13 upper-division credit hours. 

Pass/fail work and JPNS 3200 will not apply to the minor. Students are allowed to apply no more than 9 credits, including 6 upper-division credits, of transfer work toward a minor.

All coursework applied to the minor must be completed with a grade of C- or better (no pass/fail work may be applied). The GPA for all coursework taken in the minor department must be equal to 2.00 (C) or higher. JPNS 1010, JPNS 1020 and JPNS 2110 do not count toward minor.

Required Courses and Credits

Required Courses
JPNS 2120Intermediate Japanese 25
JPNS 3110Advanced Japanese 15
JPNS 3120Advanced Japanese 25
At least one additional upper-division, 3-credit-hour JPNS course.3
Total Credit Hours18