To inquire about this program:
Admission Office | 312-362-8300 ​

The Japanese Studies program focuses on Japanese language, literature and culture. Because Japanese is a major world language with more than 130 million speakers, having the ability to understand and communicate in Japanese will provide you with international career opportunities.

The Japanese Studies curriculum allows you to take courses from many academic departments, including:

  • Art history
  • Geography
  • History
  • International studies
  • Political science
  • Religious studies
As a Japanese Studies student, you are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in Kyoto, Nagoya or Osaka, in order to grow linguistically and expand your understanding of the Japanese culture.

Internship Possibilities

  • City of Chicago
  • EF International Language School
  • ITA, Inc.



What can you do with this degree?

  • Consulting
  • Education
  • Governmental agency work
  • Immigration services
  • International banking
  • International business
  • Law
  • Nonprofit work
  • Public administration
  • Tourism
  • Translation services