May 29, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Japanese Certificate


The certificate is constructed for individuals who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in any field as well as non-degree seeking students and desire to advance their Japanese learning. By developing individuals’ knowledge and understanding for the Japanese language and culture, this certificate will prepare them for working in Japan or for Japanese companies, working as a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State, or applying for the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) program, etc. in the future. The certificate is offered through the Department of World Languages

Certificate Requirements

Students must complete the following two courses or their equivalents before applying to the certificate program.

Certificate Core (11 Credit Hours)

Certificate Electives (4-6 Credit Hours)

Students choose two (2) courses from the following list of electives:

GPA Requirements

A minimum 2.0 GPA is required.

Course Grade Requirement

A minimum grade of C (2.0) or higher must be attained in each course.

Residency Requirement

A minimum of 9 credit hours must be completed at the University of South Florida. In case of study abroad programs, exceptions can be made.

Other Requirements

Relevant courses not listed as requirements or electives and offered in other departments may be substituted with the approval of the coordinator.