Japanese B.A., G.L.A.S.

Scene from Kyoto, Japan


Japan’s economy is the third largest in the world after the U.S. and China, and the leading Japanese companies are among the largest and most well-recognized including names like Sony, Toshiba, Sanyo, Casio, Canon, Minolta, Honda, Toyota, Mitsubishi, and more. A major in Global Language and Area Studies (G.L.A.S.), with a concentration in Japanese gives you a strong basis in the Japanese language with knowledge of the history, politics, and culture of East Asia.

Japanese International Programs

Whether you’re in the field of business, engineering, manufacturing, research, economics, or politics, chances are you will come in contact with Japanese speakers. Understanding guidelines for business etiquette and social interaction is critical to successfully working in Japan. The Japanese sections offers three dual-degree programs in Business, Computer Science and International Engineering. These five-year dual degree program include an integrated year abroad studying and interning in Japan. Students minor in Japanese and major in an engineering, computer science or business discipline and study and intern abroad for a whole year in Japan in their fourth or fifth year.