The Asian Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers and advanced study in the specialized field of Asia not provided by a major in one department. In the program, students acquire working competence in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or another approved Asian language; a broad knowledge of Asian civilization; and a specialized knowledge in a more narrowly defined emphasis: China Studies, Japan Studies, or Korea Studies. Minors are offered in a China track, Japan track, Korea track, or Pan Asia track.
The Asian Studies major is useful to those contemplating careers in academic areas, private industry, or government service. A strong background in Asian Studies will prepare students for advanced training in business, law, and international affairs.