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Alumni Story

Why I Chose East Asian Studies

I learned why I was driven to explore and create knowledge for the human race.

Dante Lauretta
B.A. Japanese, B.S. Math, Physics 1993
Principal Investigator, NASA's OSIRIS-REx

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EAS offers a wide range of courses in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean language. Understanding the languages and cultures of these nations—the second (China) and third (Japan) largest economies in the world—is essential for anyone working globally today.

EAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees with a major in East Asian Studies.

Degree Programs

The Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Arizona offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Master of Arts (M.A.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees. Training in East Asian Studies affords students important opportunities for careers in teaching, international business, international law, government and diplomatic service, and journalism.

Instruction is offered in a number of disciplines, including Chinese, Japanese and Korean culture, history, linguistics, literature, thought, and women’s studies, Asian humanities and religions, and Asian-American studies.

Meet Noah

Noah is an agile achiever who combines his passions as he is gaining fluency in Japanese and studying dance as the language of movement. His long-range goal is to practice medicine.

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News & Events

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Sep 29
Date: Thursday, September 29, 2022  Time: 4:00 PM – 5:45 PM Location: Main Library, Room 112  (Integrated Learning Center, ILC) A dialog conducted before the Honorable James T Kolbe, R-AZ, retired congressman. Free and open...
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The newly established Center for East Asian Studies has been featured on Arizona Public Media (AZPM). Dr. Wenhao Diao and Dr. Scott Gregory, co-directors of the Center and Associate Professors in the Department of East Asian Studies, were...
The University of Arizona will establish a new Center for East Asian Studies that will join three other longstanding international centers on campus. The four centers will receive a combined $5.9 million in federal Title VI grant funding over the...

Alumni News & Directory

Our East Asian Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries. See what you can do with your degree.
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Wynton El
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2014
B.A.
Global Studies
2014
Dante Lauretta
Dante Lauretta 
B.A.
Japanese
1993
B.S.
Physics
1993
B.S.
Theoretical Mathematics
1993
Kylie Staples
B.A.
East Asian Studies
2013