Korean Studies (BA, minor)

Program Overview

The Korean studies major is based on the premise that both contemporary and historic understanding of Korea, its interrelations with larger East Asia and its global importance today cannot be fully grasped without a deep understanding of its language, history, social systems and culture.

Students who choose this major typically also choose to double major within a different discipline to build a holistic degree plan.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Korean Studies


  • Korean Studies

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

The faculty of the Korean studies program are not only outstanding educators but are recognized and published scholars within their respective fields of research which include:

  • Korean and English idiomatic expressions
  • Korean language and grammar

  • modern Korean history and gender relations
  • North Korean literature and film 

  • pre-modern Korean history and literature

Many Korean studies majors choose to study abroad to immerse themselves in the culture and language.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

The Korean major not only provides students with a solid foundation of language skills, but also develops the student’s written and oral communication skills, critical-thinking skills and overall cultural awareness.

Graduates find employment in teaching, business, government, information technologies, writing, international aid, etc. Students who graduate with this degree also pursue a myriad of graduate degrees including the PhD, MBA, MPA and MAT.

For more information, visit the Korean Studies website.