Why Study Asian Studies?

Group of asian studies students posing for a group picture in the max kade center

American businesses, governmental and nonprofit organizations are deeply involved in Asia, yet there are not enough American professionals who are knowledgeable about the region. A degree or certificate in Asian studies, especially when combined with another field of study, offers a useful credential in an increasingly global marketplace.

The Asian Studies program provides a firm foundation for careers in research institutions, business, industry, federal and local government, and nonprofit organizations. It also prepares you for further graduate training or a degree in business, journalism, international affairs, education, or law.

In addition, as Japan has been recognized as the foremost foreign investor in Ohio and over 120 Japanese-owned companies call Greater Cincinnati home, our Asian Studies program is responding to increasing local demand for bilingual specialists.

Students of the program have gone on to careers such as: 

  • Teaching in an Asian country
  • International or multinational executive
  • Research analyst
  • Interpreter/translator
  • Journalist
  • Immigration agent
  • Public policymaker
  • Law enforcement

Find out more about our Asian Studies program >

Download the program brochure here