Asian Studies at Northern Colorado

Majoring in Asian Studies prepares students as specialists in Asia. Students take courses in Asian history, languages, and cultures, and become specialists in Asia as a region, and its interactions with the rest of the world. A degree in Asian Studies prepares students for further studies at the graduate level, and gives graduates an edge for careers in international law, business and commerce, as well as with government or non-government organizations.


Through a program in Asian Studies, students gain proficiency in one or more Asian languages, and develop an understanding of Asian civilizations from past to present. In addition to study of Asian languages and history, Asian Studies students choose from courses in political science, art history, anthropology, women’s studies, film, geography, literature, and philosophy. Asian Studies students learn about traditional and modern pop culture, as well as Asian communities in America.

Students are encouraged to supplement their coursework and gain international living experience by studying abroad with one of UNC’s direct exchange partnerships in China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, or Thailand.  Asian Studies students can also round out their academic training with participation in one of the many Asian cultural clubs at UNC, where they can enjoy cultural activities, and celebrate Asian holidays like the annual UNC Lunar New Year Celebration.

Asian Studies majors can combine their studies with a variety of minors, such as Film Studies, Women’s Studies, Chinese, History, Anthropology, Economics, Business, or Recreation, Tourism, and Hospitality.

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