Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Understand that some of the options
listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of Japanese Language and Literature
The Japanese Language and Literature program is a branch of the language arts that emphasizes the four
language skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Upon graduation, graduates should be able to read
diverse Japanese texts as well as express ideas about complex social and literary issues using correct
grammatical Japanese. Opportunities for graduates include graduate study, education, foreign service, and
international business. Students majoring in Japanese Language and Literature study one of the major
languages of the industrial world and prepare in literature, language, culture, and linguistics for professions in
international business, banking, trade, travel, and other professions in the public and private sector. However,
the development of language proficiency and an understanding of Japanese culture will make a student
majoring in Japanese Language and Literature an asset to organizations around the world.
Possible Job Titles of Japanese Language and Literature Graduates
(*Jobs secured as reported by UGA Career Center post-graduate survey)
Civil Service Worker