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Major: Area Studies


Area studies programs focus on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of different cultures.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • African Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Area Studies, Other
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Balkans Studies
  • Baltic Studies
  • Canadian Studies
  • Caribbean Studies
  • Central/Middle and Eastern European Studies
  • Chinese Studies
  • Commonwealth Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Irish Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Studies
  • Korean Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin American and Caribbean Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies
  • Polish Studies
  • Regional Studies (US, Canadian, Foreign)
  • Russian Studies
  • Scandinavian Studies
  • Slavic Studies
  • South Asian Studies
  • Southeast Asian Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Tibetan Studies
  • Ukraine Studies
  • Ural-Altaic and Central Asian Studies
  • Western European Studies


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud


Related Majors


College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.


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