Undergraduate Program Japanese Request Info Program Details Advising Admission Details Careers Tuition Apply Now Contact Us Degree Details Bachelor of Arts (BA) Total Credits 180 Start Term Any Delivery Method On campus Degree Planner (BA) Minor (m) Total Credits 24 Start Term Any Delivery Method On campus Learn more about our academic program delivery methods College College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Department World Languages & Literatures Japanese Bachelor's Degree and Minor Overview Strikingly rendered and culturally complex, Japanese is one of the fastest-growing languages studied in the country. At Portland State, the historically-steeped traditions of Japanese are taught alongside the contemporary international elements of the language, which boasts over 120 million native speakers and represents one of Asia’s key languages of trade and culture. PSU's highly structured program for Japanese learning has been a decades-long leader in Japanese language education. Our faculty, both native and non-native speakers, help prepare you to become wholly immersed in the language using the performed culture approach, which trains students how to express themselves in a way that native speakers feel appropriate in given situations. We offer a distinctive array of cultural and linguistics classes, including courses on manga, Japanese literature from the earliest writings to contemporary novels and poetry, Japanese religion through literature and performance, and pop culture. A bachelor’s degree in Japanese from Portland State will prepare you to enter into the world of Japanese culture and expand your career potential. View Bachelor’s or Minor in Japanese Learning Outcomes Japanese Bachelor's Degree or Minor: Why PSU? Portland State and the Center for Japanese Studies has a special relationship with Waseda University, one of Japan’s preeminent private universities located in Tokyo, and Hokkaido University, a public university in Portland’s Sister City, Sapporo. These relationships provide you with uniquely immersive experiences, allowing you to study Japanese in Japan and live with a Japanese host family. A senior Capstone project provides you with the opportunity to work with elementary school programs that offer Japanese in the Portland area by assisting a classroom teacher and developing teaching materials. What can I do with a bachelor's degree or minor in Japanese?