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East Asian Studies Undergraduate Certificate

The East Asian Studies Certificate provides undergraduate students with an in-depth understanding of East Asia, which includes China, Japan, and Korea and comprises a vital region that stands at the forefront of dynamic changes in global politics and the world economy.  As American businesses expand to East Asian nations, and East Asian-based businesses expand to the United States, many employers see graduates with a solid background in East Asia as desirable prospective employees.  Students critically examine these trends as well as the rich cultures, traditions, and societies of East Asia. 

Eligibility and Required Coursework

Students must complete two years of language study, core courses, and nine hours of electives from two departments. For an updated list of program requirements, please see the course catalog.

Opportunities Upon Completion

The East Asian Studies program is intended to give individuals freedom to pursue interests best suited to their personal professional and academic goals within an international and cross-cultural context. Students completing this certificate program may seek careers in foreign service, government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and international development agencies, as well as scholarly careers in teaching and research. Many master’s student may pursue additional studies by incorporating their certificate coursework in doctoral programs.

Apply Now

You can apply to add the East Asian Studies Certificate online. If you have questions about the program, please contact one of our faculty members.

Dr. Catherine Cutcher
Associate Director
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 106
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
(740) 597-2756

Dr. Takaaki Suzuki
Director of Asian Studies Program
Professor of Political Science
Bentley Annex 231

Dr. Joshua Hill
Asian Studies Undergraduate Advisor
Associate Professor of Chinese History
Bentley Annex 413