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 students with international career opportunities.

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

  • Art history
  • Geography
  • History
  • International studies
  • Political science
  • Religious studies

Japanese Studies students are encouraged to participate in one of DePaul's Study Abroad programs in Kyoto, Nagoya or Osaka, in order to grow linguistically and expand their understanding of the Japanese culture.

Liberal Studies Requirements 84 hours
​Major Requirements 52 hours
​Open Electives 56 hours
​Total hours required 192 hours