Students may pursue this certificate in translation studies while fulfilling existing requirements in their disciplines by choosing courses (see below) for a minimum of ★27. While the certificate does not prepare students to be full-fledged translators upon graduation, it provides them with the necessary focus to pursue further training in the profession. Furthermore, since cultural literacy is emphasized in the certificate, students who complete its requirements will have honed their skills in their area of specialization and will be ready to embark on many types of careers requiring cultural expertise in government organizations, foreign trade, business abroad, and tourism. The certificate is only granted at the time of graduation.
Please note that the Certificate in Translation Studies in Japanese is available only to students with an honors, major or minor in East Asian Studies in the Faculties of Arts, Education or Science (see Programs and Certificates).