The Japanese studies minor is intended to broaden a student's knowledge of Japan and the country's language and culture. It’s also fun to learn and use Japanese!


  • 12 semester hours of Lower-Division courses
  • Six semester hours of Upper-Division courses
JPN101Introduction to Japanese I
JPN102Introduction to Japanese II
JPN201Intermediate Japanese I
JPN202Intermediate Japanese II

Six semester hours from the following, including at least one non-language course:

JPN301Advanced Japanese I
JPN302Advanced Japanese II
JPN395Special Topics
JPN495Special Topics
Non-language course from:PLS 352: Government and Politics of Asia
Other courses numbered 300 or above that relate to Asian history and culture, subject to approval of the Department of World Languages

Visit the undergraduate academic catalog for a complete breakdown of Japanese minor requirements.

What to expect at Saint Martin's

This minor program is composed of Japanese language courses, as well as courses in intercultural communication, history, and international business and economics.

What can I do with this minor?

A minor in Japanese studies is especially useful to business administration students interested in developing the communication skills needed for successful business transactions with Pacific Rim firms. Those with majors in other disciplines can also broaden their education and future potential through a linkage of courses within their major to Japanese language and other studies. In addition, the federal government is one of the largest employers of people with foreign language skills.

For a complete list of professional applications, visit "What Can I Do With Major?". For additional information about how Saint Martin’s can help you find the career for you, visit our Career Center.