Our Japanese program is the largest among the three programs, with a total enrollment of approximately 240 students in all Japanese language classes. About 30 students are Japanese Studies majors; the remainder are taking courses in order to fulfill general education requirements or to develop language skills that will help them be competitive in an increasingly global job market.

We currently offer three levels of lower-division Japanese language classes: Fundamental level (1st year), Intermediate level (2nd year), and Advanced level (3rd year). In addition, 4th year Japanese and Classical Japanese are offered periodically at upper division level.