Minor in East Asian Studies

Office of Multidisciplinary Degrees
114 Switzler Hall
(573) 882-6060


  • Complete 9 hours related to one cultural group and 6 hours related to a second cultural group. For example, a student can complete 9 hours related to Chinese studies and 6 hours related to Japanese studies. The cultural group options are Chinese, Japanese, and Korean.
  • At least 6 credits must be numbered 2000 level or above.
  • Nine of the required credits must be completed at MU.
  • The elementary levels of language (Japanese, Chinese, and/or Korean) may NOT be used to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Intermediate-level language courses may be used to meet minor requirements.
  • A minimum grade of C- is required for each course taken in the minor. A minimum cumulative GPA in all minor coursework is 2.0.


  • Courses used to fulfill major requirements may NOT also fulfill minor requirements, or vice versa.
  • Courses outside the major department, but required for the major, may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
  • Courses required for the minor may also be used to meet the College of Arts & Science Foundation requirements.
  • Minors are only awarded to undergraduate students who are simultaneous recipients of a Bachelor degree.
  • Students may not earn a major and a minor in the same field.
  • Students cannot use the same coursework for multiple minors.

For course options see https://omd.missouri.edu/?q=eas-minor/index.

Faculty for East Asian Studies


Associate Teaching Professor and Coordinator, Chinese Michael Volz
Assistant Teaching Professor Huichung Liang


Instructor Eric Lancaster


Associate Teaching Professor Seungkwon You