The Japanese major at the University of Mount Union provides an attractive curriculum in and beyond the classroom. A strong in-class curriculum and experiential learning, including study abroad and internships, will prepare students for work in the real world. Students have the opportunity to explore careers and professions for teaching, business, international affairs, and science.
Japanese Major Quick Facts
- The major in Japanese consists of 30 or 32 semester hours of study in the target language, depending on the student’s point of entry into the program.
- Japanese majors must complete a minimum of 5 semester hours in a department-approved study abroad program in Japan as part of the total hours for the major.
- Teaching Assistant from Japan assists with conversation classes and cultural events.
- Awards are available through the Freeman Asia and Bridging Scholarship programs.
- Ohio Teacher Licensure in Japanese is available to students who want to teach at the K-12 level.
- Alpha Mu Gamma is a national foreign language honorary. Exceptional world language students are invited to join by the Department.
- Japanese Club is a student-led organization that seeks to bring Japanese culture to its members and the Mount Union community through club events, service projects, and socializing.
- Study Abroad Club is a student-led organization that promotes international education.
- Many graduates go on to teach in the JET (Japan Exchange and Teaching) program.