Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog

Japanese Minor - Applying to the Program


609 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-1030
Jean-Pierre Koenig
Mitsuaki Shimojo
Director of Language Programs

Becoming a(n) Japanese Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is highly competitive. For the 2016 incoming freshman class, UB reported an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT (CR+M) score of 1100-1300. 90 percent of admitted students are in the top 50 percent of their class.

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank, SAT (critical reading and math) or ACT scores, and strength of the high school academic record. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component)
  • Four years of social studies
  • Three years of college-preparatory science
  • Three years of a second language
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Minimum GPA of 2.0 in prerequisite and required courses.
Application should be made when the student has completed the prerequisite courses or during the semester in which they will be completed.

Suggested Introductory Courses

JPN 101-102 First Year Japanese

Published: November 17, 2017 09:58:48 AM