Current students who are interested in changing their major to Asian Cultures and Languages must schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the Department of Asian Studies prior to officially adding or changing their major.
There is no formal application process. For more information, visit the student affairs page on how to declare a major.
Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit UT Admissions to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.
What can I do with this major?
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Remember: your major does not always determine your career path.
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A major in Asian Cultures and Languages prepares you for a broad range of career options. As part of a Liberal Arts education, you will learn to think critically and express your ideas clearly. The specific knowledge of Asian countries and languages qualifies you to work in international positions, including journalism, the travel industry, or non-profit organizations. Many students major in Asian Cultures and Languages or Asian Studies in preparation for law school or combine this major with science classes needed to pursue a career in the health professions. Training in Asian languages and studies proves invaluable for anyone planning to work on an international level.