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Program overview

Chinese gong used at the beginning of each intro Chinese classAmong all Christian colleges and universities in North American, Calvin is the only one with an Asian studies program of its scope and size. The program includes a general Asian studies major, Chinese and Japanese language majors and several minors.

Asian studies major

A major in Asian studies consists of at least four language courses and eight culture courses.

Chinese language major

Pursue Chinese through the 4th-year level with eight language and four culture classes, and have excellent opportunities to study abroad.

Japanese language major

Take Japanese through the 4th-year level with eight language and four culture classes, and have opportunities for study abroad through interim courses, semester-long programs and summer internships.

Asian studies minor

Earn a minor in Asian studies with the option of including language training. Six courses.

Chinese minors

Students may obtain a minor in the Chinese language or in Chinese culture study. Seven courses.

Japanese minors

Students may obtain a minor in the Japanese language or in Japanese culture study. Seven courses.

Learn more

Take advantage of the many off-campus program opportunities you have as a student in the Hubers Asian studies program.

See what recent Calvin grads are doing with their degrees in Asian studies.