Academic Program

 

Lakeland University Japan is a Liberal Arts university, and a truly unique one at that. The Academic Program is intentionally designed as a "2 + 2" system so you are provided with every opportunity to confidently choose your own path, major and destination. Entering LUJ gives you the first two years at our campus in Tokyo, and the remaining two years at either the Lakeland home campus in Wisconsin, U.S.A., or elsewhere if you apply as a transfer student.  

 

dep 4LUJ's Academic program culminates in a fully accredited Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree, but it's more than just aiming for a diploma.Through a combination of both required and elective courses, students are exposed to a wide variety of courses that give insight into future majors and careers. Students successfully completing this program are equipped not only with two years of a personalized education at an international campus, but also full confidence in their choice of major when the time comes to transfer and continue their studies. 


DEGREE PROGRAM (Associate of Arts, A.A.)

To qualify for an A.A. degree at LUJ, students need to complete 60 credits (typically 20 courses). Students who have attended other colleges or institutions can transfer up to 37 credits towards their degree.  Click through various categories below to get a sense of what lies ahead as an Lakeland muskie. You can see a full list of courses currently being offered at Lakeland University Japan. 

College & Quantitative Skills


Students entering the program take placement tests in Writing, Reading and Mathematics to determine whether any of the three skills courses may be exempted. If any of the three courses listed below are exempted, the student must complete the same number of credits with electives OR additional disciplinary courses. 

  • Writing Workshop
  • Reading Workshop
  • Intermediate Algebra

Rhetorical & Interdisciplinary Skills


All students must take the four Rhetorical & Interdisciplinary skills courses: 
  • Composition I
  • Composition II
  • Public Speaking
  • Core I: Knowing the Self

Distributional Requirements


The degree also requires completion of at least one course in 7 of the following 8 areas: 
  • Art & Music
  • History
  • Literature & Writing
  • Math
  • Natural Science
  • Philosophy & Religion
  • Social Sciences
  • World Languages

** For a complete listing of courses currently offered, please view the course list page here

Electives


The remainder of credits may be filled with any other courses, acting as electives. In total, there are more than fifty courses actively offered at Lakeland University Japan within a given school year. 


ACADEMIC ADVISING

Advising at LUJ is a collaborative process between students and their assigned faculty advisor. With the students interests and personal goals in mind, academic advisors not only answer questions about campus resources, majors and course selection, but also assist in the development of strategies to help each student accomplish both short and long-term goals. 

 

TUTORING AND ACADEMIC SUPPORT

Lakeland's Learning Center offers free, on campus tutoring services to students. In fact...we logged over 400+ hours of additional academic tutoring and support to our students last year. Whether you are looking to schedule some extra time to prepare for exams, want a paper proofread before submitting, or are just looking for some additional conversation practice for a foreign language, the Learning Center is a major supporter of academic growth and success at Lakeland Japan. 

 

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