The Asian Studies Minor and Certificate Programs are interdisciplinary introductions to the histories, cultures, and societies of the major civilizations of the Asian region, with particular emphasis on India, China and Japan. The Asian Studies Minor prepares students to understand Asia, and to work successfully in Asia or with Asian colleagues in such fields as business, marketing, management, industry, government service, health care and education. The Asian Studies Certificate program provides a comprehensive introduction to Asian civilizations that enhances the abilities of professionals in the fields listed above to work confidently and successfully in Asia, for Asian employers, or with Asian colleagues.
Because of Saginaw Valley State University’s close relationships with universities and businesses in India, China, Taiwan and Japan, international study experiences and internships are regularly available. While not required, they are strongly encouraged as integral parts of the Asian Studies Programs. Details concerning specific opportunities are available from the International Programs Office.
A major is required.