Asian Languages - Japanese (Minor)
Students pursuing a minor in Asian languages with a focus on Japanese study the language, literature and culture of Japan while developing advanced abilities in speaking, listening, reading and writing.
A wide range of electives allows students to pursue their interests in topics such as translation, business, popular culture, technology and classical language. In addition, ASU offers summer and yearlong programs to study abroad in Japan.
GPA Requirement: 2.00
Incompatible Majors: BA in Asian languages (Japanese)
Other Enrollment Requirements: None
Students who wish to add a minor in Asian languages with a focus on Japanese to the bachelor's degree program they are pursuing may do so by contacting the School of International Letters and Cultures advising office.
Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and minor.
Minor programs allow students to develop additional competencies that complement the marketable knowledge and skills they acquire in their majors.
A minor in Japanese studies helps students with communication and cultural competency skills as they pursue careers fields such as:
- foreign service
- international business
- political analysis
- science and technology
- tourism and hospitality
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
- Growth: 4%
- Median Salary*: 130600
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).