The joint major in Japanese & Linguistics provides an opportunity for students to combine the study of Japanese language, literature, and culture with the study of linguistics. Students graduating with a major in Japanese & Linguistics will be able to demonstrate:
The major consists of 13 courses, including 6 in Japanese, 6 in linguistics, and 1 course in Japanese linguistics. In addition to the requirements for the major, students must also satisfy general requirements of the College of Arts & Sciences (CAS). An advisor can assist you in designing your program of study.
6 Japanese Courses
6 Linguistics Courses
1 Japanese Linguistics Course, e.g.
Students may also take courses to fulfill some of these requirements (with advance approval of their advisor) in the BU Study Abroad and Internship programs. For further information, see BU Study Abroad’s website:
In addition to the standard joint major, we also have an Honors Program in Japanese & Linguistics. For further information, see the Honors Program page: