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Ohio University Majors

East Asian Studies Certificate Program

Program Overview

The East Asian Studies Certificate is open to students from any major. It will provide undergraduates 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.  The curriculum involves courses from four university colleges and many disciplines.  The interdisciplinary coursework and language skills of the East Asian Studies Certificate are applicable to a wide variety of professions. 

Students have many opportunities to study abroad in East Asia, including exchange programs in China at the Ohio Shandong Center in East Asian Studies and Hong Kong Baptist University.  Study abroad opportunities in Japan include exchange programs at Musashi University in Tokyo and Chubu University in Kasugai.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates with this certificate find opportunities in their chosen fields of education, the nonprofit world, public policy, the business sector and more.

Academic Catalog

The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
Academic catalog

Program Details



Center for International Studies 
Yamada House 106
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.1840
Fax: 740.593.1837

Administrative Contact

Catherine Cutcher, certificate director/contact person

Request Info

Please request application information regarding admission as a student using the form below.


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