Korean Studies (Certificate)
The certificate in Korean studies offers an in-depth and practical knowledge of dynamic Korea in the modern and contemporary world, with a particular focus on Korea's economic, cultural and technological innovation.
The program consists of two major components: Korean language skills in the areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing; and Korean society, culture, history, literature and religion.
Certificate coursework enriches students' critical thinking skills and their ability to investigate and address issues surrounding Korea and independent sociocultural, geopolitical and environmental challenges in the world.
ASU students admitted to a degree program in any field of study are eligible for the Korean studies certificate program. Requests to declare this certificate are reviewed by the academic advisor in the academic unit offering the certificate. Students may be contacted to discuss the certificate prior to the addition of the certificate to the student record.
A student pursuing an undergraduate certificate must be enrolled as a degree-seeking student at ASU. Undergraduate certificates are not awarded prior to the award of an undergraduate degree. A student already holding an undergraduate degree may pursue an undergraduate certificate as a nondegree-seeking graduate student.
Graduates who combine a certificate in Korean studies with their major program of study are now more marketable to employers than ever. Benefiting from their practical knowledge and enriched perspective of Korea in addition to their training in their own majors, graduates have a competitive advantage in various professions, including academia, government, politics, tourism and hospitality, marketing, military and other various types of work that involve translations of culture and language. Graduates often pursue employment in education and Korean companies such as Samsung, LG and Hyundai.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions.
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
Foreign Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 1.4%
- Median Salary*: 76030
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).