As a Letters & Science student, you will take a variety of courses across the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities to satisfy university-wide General Education Requirements plus additional classes in formal reasoning, international awareness, and research to satisfy Letters & Science degree requirements.
There are also quality requirements (minimum GPA) and residency requirements (number of classes taken at UWM).
Degree requirements may vary depending on when you first started college either at UWM or elsewhere.
The Japanese Major at UWM aims to provide students with the linguistic and cultural fluency required to live and work in a Japanese environment. This involves rigorous study of the Japanese language as well as training in a wide array of topics in Japanese culture. As a testament to the efficacy of our program, many of our graduates currently live in Japan, and others live in the United States pursuing careers utilizing their Japanese skills. This page is under revision. For up to date information about major requirements, please contact the department directly or your academic advisor.
|Required Courses (16 credits)|
|One of the Following Required Courses (3 credits)|
|Capstone Requirement (3 credits)|
The following course serves as the capstone for the major and satisfies the research requirement of the L&S degree.
Students select additional courses from the following approved electives to reach a total of 30 credits. At least one course must be taken outside the Japan curricular area.
At least 15 credits must be taken at the advanced (300 and above) level in residence at UWM. The major requires a minimum of 18 credits at the 300 level or above taught in Japanese.
Students are strongly encouraged to study abroad. Up to 12 credits from study abroad programs will be accepted as electives for the major. Any language credits acquired from study abroad must not duplicate language credits acquired from classes taken at UWM.
The College requires that students attain at least a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted at UWM. In addition, students must attain a 2.5 GPA on all major credits attempted, including any transfer work.