Japanese Option - Applied Modern Language and Culture BS

A degree in Japanese will immerse you in the language and culture, but paired with a major in the arts, business, computing, engineering, or the sciences, you will be prepared for an exceptional career in our globally connected world.

Overview for Japanese Option - Applied Modern Language and Culture BS

The Japanese option of the applied modern language and culture degree provides advanced study of Japanese language and culture that directly applies to the global economy in which you’ll work. You will learn to speak, understand, read, and write in Japanese, as well as gain a proficiency in the culture and traditions surrounding the language and geographic region. Immerse yourself in the Japanese language and culture while pairing your studies with a secondary focus area in arts, business, computing, engineering, healthcare, or the sciences for careers in the cross-cultural world of the future.



Careers and Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education

What’s different about an RIT education? It’s the career experience you gain by completing cooperative education and internships with top companies in every single industry. You’ll earn more than a degree. You’ll gain real-world career experience that sets you apart. It’s exposure–early and often–to a variety of professional work environments, career paths, and industries.

Co-ops take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. A liberal arts co-op provides hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge in professional settings while you make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications.

Study Abroad in Japan 

The applied modern language and culture major includes a required international experience where students live, study, or work in an international location. Through study abroad or an international co-op, students immerse themselves in their chosen language, engage in cultural customs and traditions, and broaden their global perspective and understanding.

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Admissions and Financial Aid

This option is part of the Applied Modern Language and Culture BS. Please visit the degree program page for admission requirements.

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Financial Aid and Scholarships

100% of all incoming first-year and transfer students receive aid.

RIT’s personalized and comprehensive financial aid program includes scholarships, grants, loans, and campus employment programs. When all these are put to work, your actual cost may be much lower than the published estimated cost of attendance.
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