What Can I Do with a Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures?

The East Asian Languages and Cultures major provides intensive studies in the languages and cultures of East Asia, focusing on China and Japan. China and Japan are the second and third largest economy in the world. Since these two countries are important trading partners with the United States, this major provides comprehensive training for such job markets.

East Asian Languages and Cultures majors*:
  • perceive word patterns and structures
  • translate ideas/languages
  • explain other cultures
  • compose and express thoughts

The East Asian Languages and Cultures major also provides a strong academic background for students who wish to pursue further academic degrees in Asian studies or related fields.

East Asian Languages and Cultures graduates have found employment in**:
  • computer software industry
  • commercial airline industry
  • military
  • education
  • publishing

Additional Resources

*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that East Asian Languages and Cultures majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to East Asian Languages and Cultures majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.