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Asian Studies Program

Asian Studies Program

IAS Asian Studies Program

Department Information: 

237 HRCB

801-422-3377

kennedy@byu.edu

WEBSITE

Advisement Center: 

273 HRCB

801-422-3548

kennedy_advisement@byu.edu

WEBSITE

Programs

The Discipline

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.

Career Opportunities

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.