Majors, minors, and certificate programs in the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Studies help prepare students for careers that require a global outlook and expertise.

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies / Minor in Asian Studies

Develop the language skills in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean and the interdisciplinary knowledge needed for careers and professions ranging from business and government to education and the media.

Bachelor of Arts in Chinese / Minor in Chinese

Develop the advanced Chinese language skills and knowledge of China that will prepare you for careers and professions in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

Minor in Arabic

Combine Arabic language study with courses focusing on the Arab world in fields such as literature, film, history, anthropology, and religion.

Minor in Japanese

Combine Japanese language study with courses in fields such as literature, film, history, and religion that focus on Japan.


Certificates of specialization in Arabic, Chinese, and Japanese help students develop a strong foundation for the effective use of these languages socially and professionally. Our certificate programs are designed to enhance career opportunities. Certificates require completion of six skill-based courses, starting with basic language studies for the true beginner.

If you are interested in taking a course as a non-matriculated student, please contact the Office of Continuing Education.

Studies in Hebrew, Hindi and Korean

We offer courses to help you develop a usable proficiency in Hebrew, Hindi and Korean. With these skills, our students go on to careers in education, government, business and more. Students also use their knowledge of these languages to pursue advanced studies.

Barbara Thornbury
336 Anderson Hall

Michelle Pugliese
429 Anderson Hall
(215) 204-5628