Sample 4-Year Plan

This sample shows one possible pathway to earning a Bachelor of Arts degree with a Japanese major in four years.

This plan does not replace the advice of your advisor, and you are cautioned to meet regularly with your advisor to create a personalized plan that matches their particular circumstances rather than following this verbatim.

The sample below assumes no high school Foreign Language was taken and that the student placed into college-level Math and English.

The information below also reflects the degree requirements for students who began their college education in Fall of 2013 or later. If you started college coursework prior to Fall of 2013, your degree requirements may be different. And, this plan assumes that you have tested into college-level math and English classes but have not taken any foreign language during high school.

Sample Study Plan

Year 1
Fall Credits
ENGLISH 101
Introduction to College Writing
3
MATH 103
Contemporary Applications of Mathematics (QL-A)
or MATH 105
Intermediate Algebra
3
JAPAN 101
First Semester Japanese
5
L&S Humanities. not Japanese
3
L&S Social Science
3
Spring Credits
ENGLISH 102
College Writing and Research (OWC-A)
3
JAPAN 102
Second Semester Japanese
5
Arts GER
3
L&S Natural Science with lab
3-5
QL-B GER
3
Year 2
Fall Credits
L&S Social Science
3
JAPAN 201
Third-Semester Japanese (Int'l)
5
Japan elective (HU)
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
OWC-B GER
3
Spring Credits
Formal Reasoning
3
JAPAN 202
Fourth-Semester Japanese (Int'l)
5
L&S Humanities/Cultural Diversity, not Japanese
3
Elective
3
L&S Natural Science
3-5
Year 3
Fall Credits
L&S Natural Science
3-5
JAPAN 301
Fifth Semester Japanese
4
L&S Social Science
3
Japan Elective
3
Japan 330, 331, 351, 361, or 441
3
Spring Credits
L&S Upper-level
3
JAPAN 302
Sixth Semester Japanese
4
Japan elective
3
L&S Social Science
3
L&S Humanities
3
Year 4
Fall Credits
JAPAN 401
Seventh Semester Japanese
3
Upper-level Japan elective
3
Upper-level Japan elective
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3
Spring Credits
JAPAN 402
Eighth Semester Japanese
3
JAPAN 500
Research and Research Writing in Japanese
3
L&S upper-level
3
L&S upper-level
3
Elective
3