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A minor is an optional component of a student’s degree that will be reflected on the student’s transcript. Minors are an excellent way for students to customize their learning experience and craft a degree program that is uniquely theirs. Students can even earn multiple minors to supplement a bachelor's degree. For example, students pursuing a degree in interpersonal communication might find that a minor in sociology is an excellent pairing, while a student pursuing a degree in public administration might add a minor in sustainability issues to help create a cleaner, greener future. And in some cases, employers offer bonuses or higher salaries to employees who have a foreign language minor.

UCO's Asian Studies minor brings together a foundation in an Asian language and upper-division classes on important topics, which are taught in English.

Future employers see your major and your minor-so they will know that you have a much broader range than just one field.  Future graduate programs see your curiosity and ambition in your having a major and a minor-and they might even be able to fund study abroad in an Asian country. A declared minor also makes you eligible for tuition waivers from sponsoring departments and even more scholarships. Explore our Asian Studies minor today and see how it can help further your degree path.



You can match up Chinese language skills with a History course on China and Japan, or build on several semesters of Japanese with courses on International Marketing or Geography.  Learning Korean might just speak to you.

An example of the majors this minor compliments:

  • History and Geography
  • Political Science
  • Humanities
  • Modern Languages
  • English
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • Multicultural Education
  • Philosophy
  • Management
  • Sociology

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The Asian Studies minor correlates with the Chinese minor, also available through the College of Liberal Arts. A minor in Chinese explores the Chinese language and culture, including the history and geography of China.

Asian Studies is an Interdisciplinary Minor with courses in Chinese, Japanese, History, Political Science, English, and Humanities. This makes this particular minor all the more versatile. Looking to get into International Relations, Business, or Politics? This minor is for you.

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