Effective 1 June 2023 through 31 May 2024

Please see the Undergraduate Catalog Archives for PDF versions of past catalogs.

24 Credit Hours

This program is offered by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences/Global Languages, Cultures and Societies Department and is only available at the St. Louis main campus.

For information on the general requirements for a certificate, see Certificate under the Academic Policies and Information section of this catalog.

A certificate in Japanese requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of formal coursework related to Japanese language and culture at Webster University. View course offerings in Japanese.

Special Requirements

Courses used to fulfill a major may not also be used to fulfill a requirement for a certificate. No more than 6 credit hours at the elementary level (1000-1990) may be counted toward the 24 credit hours needed for a certificate. 3 credit hours must be at the 3000-level.

Transfer credits do not apply to the certificate. Only 3 credit hours may have been earned with a grade of "P," and the grades for the courses must be above a "C-". Recognition credit hours can count toward a certificate. Up to two topics courses (e.g. ILC 2150) with a topic related to Japanese will be counted toward the certificate.