Jul 19, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2024-25

Asian Studies Certificate Program

Certificate code CTASIA

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

Dr. Joshua Hill, certificate director/contact person

Program Overview

The Asian Studies Certificate is open to students from any major. The certificate is designed to provide students with a broad understanding of Asia, which is comprised of vital regions that stand at the forefront of dynamic changes in global politics and the world economy. The Asian Studies Certificate critically examines these trends as well as the rich cultures, traditions, and societies of Asia. The curriculum involves courses from four university colleges and many disciplines and it includes multiple opportunities for study abroad. The interdisciplinary coursework and language skills of the Asian Studies Certificate are applicable to a wide variety of professions.

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.


Certificate Hours Requirements

The Asian studies certificate program requires a minimum of 26 hours and maintaining a 2.5 or higher GPA in certificate courses.

Core Requirements

 Complete the following course:

Certificate Electives

Complete 9 hours from two departments from the following courses:

Language Requirement

Complete a total of 2 years (4 semesters) or equivalent in one Asian language. Choose from the following languages: