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What Can I Do With This Major?

Graduates of SDSU's Asian Studies program are qualified for a variety of careers or graduate studies programs. Students with Asian Studies majors can go on to careers with the U.S. government as a foreign service officer, or work for other governmental agencies, such as the CIA, Immigration and Naturalization Services, etc.

Since graduates have a firm foundation in Asian civilizations and languages, many go on to work in the private sector with businesses that focus on trade with Asia, or multi-national corporations, while some move on to non-governmental or non-profit agencies with a focus on Asia.

Others go to Asia to teach English or do other work, continuing to improve their language skills before going on to graduate studies in Asian Studies, Asian History, Asian Languages and Literatures, Anthropology, Geography, or International Affairs, to name a few. Many go on to teach languages in U.S. or international schools.

With their linguistic and cultural background, Asian Studies graduates have many possibilities.