What will I learn?

Programs offered by the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures provide insight into world cultures and languages. You can perfect your Japanese as well as earn a certificate of achievement in Japanese through immersive study at UNT and abroad.

Degree requirements

The following requirements must be satisfied for a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Japanese.

Hours required and general/college requirements

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced.

Major requirements

39 hours of Japanese, including

  • JAPN 1010 - Elementary Japanese
  • JAPN 1020 - Elementary Japanese
  • JAPN 2040 - Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 2050 - Intermediate Japanese
  • JAPN 3020 - Advanced Japanese I
  • JAPN 3030 - Advanced Japanese II

Courses, 21 hours

Students take an additional 21 semester hours of advanced work, including 9 hours in 4000-level courses.


Hours required for electives may vary based on course selection and the University Core Curriculum requirements. Electives may be required to satisfy the advanced hour requirement (42) and/or the minimum total hours required for the degree. For specific information see an academic advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

Other requirements

  • Students majoring in Japanese should consider taking history and geography courses that deal specifically with their language study.
  • Minimum grade of C is required for a course to count toward the major.
  • Minimum GPA of 2.75 in Japanese course work is required for graduation.

Which department am I in?

College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$21,074.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected July 2022

Start date

Expected August 2022


College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

General Academic Building 210,



76203, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have completed a high school graduation or equivalent qualification.

For international students

Applicants must have Graduation from a high school recognized by the home country ministry of education. English Language Proficiency: IELTS - Overall band 6.0 or higher; TOEFL - Internet-Based (IBT): 79; Paper-Based: 550; PTE - Score of 53 or higher.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of North Texas

One of the largest public Tier 1 (top 3%) U.S. research universities, the University of North Texas is the choice of over 3000 international students.

  • One of the nation’s largest public research universities
  • Ranked by Carnegie Foundation as Tier 1 research university
  • 239 degree programs across 14 colleges
  • One of the nation’s most diverse universities

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