The Certificate in Japanese, offered by the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies, focuses on learning language skills and developing a strong foundation for the effective use of Japanese socially and professionally. This program will be of particular interest to students considering careers in international business, government service or other professions where foreign language proficiency is important. This program also contributes to meeting the diverse language needs of students with personal or academic interests in Japan and its culture.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Campus Locations: Main and Japan

Program Code: LA-JPNS-CR2+

Contact Information

Main Campus

Please contact the College of Liberal Arts' Center for Academic Advising for more information on minors, certificates or other CLA programs.

Temple University Japan

Yuka Matsuhashi, MA, Japanese Coordinator

Learn more about the undergraduate certificate in Japanese.


This certificate can only be taken as part of an undergraduate degree program and is awarded at the time of graduation. It requires an average of 2.0 in Japanese and a minimum grade of C- or higher must be earned in all required courses listed below.

JPNS 1001Japanese Elements I4
JPNS 1002Japanese Elements II4
JPNS 2001Intermediate Japanese I3
JPNS 2002Intermediate Japanese II3
JPNS 3001Advanced Japanese I3
JPNS 3002Advanced Japanese II3
Total Credit Hours20