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Japanese Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
The Japanese Studies program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater is an interdisciplinary program that provides students an opportunity to develop proficiency in Japanese language and a broad understanding of Japan – the world’s third largest economy and an important partner of the United States.
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Japanese Studies

We offer six levels of Japanese language courses, as well as courses on Japanese history, politics, culture, literature, religion, society, geography, and gender and family relations. Students also have the opportunity to travel to Japan for an internship, travel study, or study abroad program.

Students of the  Japanese Studies program of University of Wisconsin - Whitewater will be prepared for the global economy by acquiring proficiency in the Japanese language – one of the most used languages on the Internet – and developing cultural fluency and global, comparative perspectives.

The major also requires the following:

  • Completion of a senior thesis
  • An approved field experience in Japan
  • taking a national Japanese language proficiency test
  • A portfolio with 3 projects or papers from courses in the major
  • An oral exit interview in Japanese

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Japanese
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Beginning Japanese
  • Japanese Contemporary Issues Through the Lens of the Media
  • Japanese Literature
  • Gender and Family in Japan
  • Contemporary Japanese Society
  • Modern Japan

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit an application and pay the non-refundable $50 application fee
  • A copy of your high school transcript
  • English Language Proficiency Scores
  • Submit the Certification of Finances Form
  • Submit a bank statement showing enough liquid funds to cover the total cost outlined here
  • Submit the biographical page in your passport electronically

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16416 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16416 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7694 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7694 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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