Undergraduate Certificate in Japanese

Meet and exceed the diverse language needs of your personal and academic interests in Japan and its culture with the Undergraduate Certificate in Japanese in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 20-credit undergraduate certificate provides students the opportunity to learn language skills and develop the strong foundation needed to effectively use Japanese in social and professional settings. 

The innovative Japanese Certificate (Undergraduate) curriculum emphasizes language study while also affirming the importance of learning about Japanese culture through anthropology, history, literature and religion.

Classes & Curriculum

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Students have four years to satisfy the requirements of the Japanese Undergraduate Certificate. Courses you will take as part of the curriculum include

  • Advanced Japanese I and II,
  • Intermediate Japanese I and II, and
  • Japanese Elements I and II.

Learn more about Japanese Certificate (Undergraduate) courses.

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Speaking more than one language can set you apart in today’s global job market. It can increase your marketability and opportunities for career advancement and promotion. Bilingual professionals can communicate with a larger population and help increase an employer’s competitive edge. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, acquisition of a second language may help improve standardized test scores, and it may improve memory and problem-solving skills.

Additionally, studying a language and its culture can help you develop empathy and global thinking. It can broaden your perspective and help you cultivate a greater understanding of people and, in turn, the world. The critical skills gained from learning a foreign language are directly applicable to today’s rapidly diversifying world and can be used across all fields and disciplines.

The Japanese Undergraduate Certificate program is designed for students seeking careers in education, business, government or other professions requiring proficiency in Japanese.

Tuition & Fees

The tuition for this Certificate is based on school or college of your major, program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.


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