Program at a glance

How much does it cost? 

Learn more about how to afford a degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

How long does it take?

This minor is designed to be completed with any major in four years.

How do I apply?

Open to all undergraduate students. Applicants must have a high-school diploma or GED. Learn how to apply.

What will I learn in a Japanese minor?

In this program, you'll study the Japanese language as well as take related courses on the history, geography and culture of east Asia. 

Your language classes will focus on preparing you for everyday interactions in Japanese, including both conversational and written skills. More advanced courses focus specifically on topics such as the kanji alphabet or advanced conversational skills. 

You'll also have the opportunity to choose electives in fields ranging from archaeology to political science that cover topics from both historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include intercultural communication, medicine and technology, foreign relations and more, providing you with the opportunity to specialize in classes that interest your or complement your major field of study.

Learn more about world languages and literatures

The World Languages and Literatures Department in the College of Liberal Arts offers courses and programs in a range of languages from around the globe and provides a number of opportunities  for students, including guest speakers, language clubs, and contests and scholarships.

Careers with a minor in Japanese

You can afford the University of Nevada, Reno

76% of students receive financial aid

Almost everyone is eligible to receive some kind of aid. We offer need-based and merit-based forms of financial aid to help you afford college.

54% of all students graduate with no debt

That's right. More than half of our students leave the University of Nevada, Reno with no student debt.

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At the University of Nevada, Reno Honors College, our students maximize their unique gifts and passions through a series of personalized experiences that deepen their capacity for transformative societal impact.

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