Undergraduate Programs

The study of Asia has never been more relevant to American undergraduates. The countries of the largest continent on Earth continue to greatly influence the U.S. economy and political landscape.

The interdisciplinary Asian Studies degree program at The University of Toledo is designed to provide students with a comprehensive and systematic education in Asian affairs. We focus on language, culture, political science, economics, history and geography, as well as business and related areas.

Top Reasons to Study Asian Studies at UToledo

  1. Asian Studies Institute.
    The on-campus Asian Studies Institute is a home and resource for faculty, students and community members interested in Asia. It promotes scholarly and cultural exchanges between UToledo, northwest Ohio and Asian countries. The institute hosts visiting scholars from Asian countries and sponsors lectures, films and other events on campus.
  2. Required language classes in Japanese or Chinese.
    Many students who major in Asian Studies minor in Japanese.
  3. Individualized attention.
    The program’s small size allows for personal attention from faculty. Advisers can help you craft major courses around your interests.
  4. A multidisciplinary major.
    Courses in the Asian studies degree program are taught by faculty from many departments in the College of Arts and Letters, as well as other UToledo colleges. Students also can interact with visiting scholars from China, India, Korea, Japan and other Asian countries.
  5. Study abroad.
    Opportunities to study abroad in many Asian countries.

What jobs can I get with an Asian Studies degree?

Demand for those with expertise in Asian Studies is expected to be high in the next decades. UToledo graduates pursue graduate degrees or find jobs in:

  • Academia
  • Government
  • International business
  • International organizations
  • Non-governmental organizations

Asian Studies graduates work as:

  • Consumer advocate
  • Cultural affairs officer
  • Customs/immigration officer
  • English teacher in Asian countries 
  • International business consultant
  • International relations specialist
  • Journalist
  • National security officer
  • University administrator and staffer

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.







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Last Updated: 4/24/24