The Asian Studies major offers a curriculum with a focus on China within its Asian and global context, preparing students to live and work in an interconnected world in which Asia is central. Starting with grounding in language and history, students will explore the roots of Asian literature, arts, and religions.

Courses in the social sciences and business, focusing on contemporary politics and economics, will develop an understanding of contemporary Asia in a global perspective and help students transition to the world of work. In addition to choosing from a wealth of courses on Asian subjects, students have several opportunities to put their coursework into practice. Marietta College has strategic relationships with institutions of higher learning in Asia, and particularly strong connections with China, allowing students to study abroad in an Asian country, and to conduct research and internship in China. Students at Marietta College have studied abroad in different parts of Asia such as China, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, and Thailand.