Asian Studies

Mt. Fuji
Building in Japan

Program Description

Honolulu Community College offers students the opportunity to study the cultures of Asia in an interdisciplinary program leading to an Academic Subject Certificate in Asian Studies. This academic credential is included on student transcripts and can be the first step toward employment in a variety of professional and academic fields related directly or indirectly to Asia.

To receive this credential, the student must complete 30 credits of Asian Studies-related academic coursework. In addition, a student must show proficiency in an Asian language equivalent to or better than having finished the second semester of a first year college language course (i.e. JPN 102). A student can show proficiency through a transcript showing the student has finished the first year of an Asian Language course with a grade of "C" or higher, or by providing a certificate or letter showing the results of a placement test at a recognized university or college language testing facility. Native speakers of an Asian language can show proficiency by certifying their native speaker status. A grade of "C" or higher must be earned for all courses required in the certificate.

Program Prerequisites

  • A grade of "C" or higher must be earned for all courses required in the certificate.

Degrees That Can Be Earned

  • Academic Subject Certificate in Asian Studies (ASC)

Itemized Estimate of Educational Costs

  • Tuition plus cost of books and supplies.