The growing influence of Asian culture, economics, and politics across our globe is transforming social, political, and cultural institutions everywhere. Nazareth’s Asian studies degree program is designed to prepare majors and minors to meet the requirements of emerging global realities.
Asian studies majors and minors benefit from course offerings across campus departments, from targeted language training, and from international experience. Students choose between one of two tracks: East Asia (primarily China and Japan) and South Asia (primarily India and Pakistan).
Students hone competencies suitable for employment or graduate study in a range of fields targeted to accommodate Asia’s growing international prominence. Fields of employment and further study suitable for Asian program graduates include public and international affairs, international law, the social sciences, and the humanities.
Companies with foreign operations increasingly demand graduates who are aware of the international dimensions of business, are knowledgeable about the histories and current dimensions of globalization, and are able to communicate in the languages commonly spoken in different parts of the world. Course requirements for Nazareth Asian studies majors enable students to include minors or a second major in complementary fields of interest.