Undergraduate: Asian Studies
The Asian Studies Undergraduate Certificate is awarded to graduating seniors who have successfully completed the relevant requirements. Candidacy for the Certificate is open to all Georgetown University undergraduates.
Candidates for the Asian Studies Certificate must register with the Asian Studies Program by completing the Asian Studies Certificate Registration form by the end of the spring semester of their junior year. Students may e-mail the form to Robert Lyons at Robert.Lyons@georgetown.edu or hand deliver it to ICC 302-B.
To earn the certificate in Asian Studies, undergraduate students must complete the following requirements.
- Language: Candidates for the Asian Studies Certificate must demonstrate facility in a language indigenous to Asia in one of the following ways:
- Complete two years (four semesters) of university level courses for credit with a B average
- Pass the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics placement examination at the level of second year or above
- Pass the School of Foreign Service Oral Proficiency Examination with a grade of “fair” or above.
- Coursework: 6 courses (18 credits) are required.
- 3 courses must be taken from at least three different disciplines including history, government, economics, sociology, anthropology, or humanities.
- Senior Seminar (ASST 4960) Senior Research Seminar in Asian Studies (offered traditionally in the fall semester; Spring 2024 in the 2023-2024 academic year)
- 2 electives (any discipline except language)
- 3.0 GPA cumulative for 6 courses
- Coursework should reflect a diverse study of Asia.
- Candidates must complete the Senior Seminar (ASST 4960) during the fall semester of their senior year. Candidates will prepare their thesis in this course.
- Candidates must receive a B+ or above on their thesis.