Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies Major

Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of Australasia and the Pacific Ocean, related island groups and bordering coastal regions, and including pre- and post-colonial migration patterns.

Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern politics, culture, economics, and society, and linguistics. Your job prospects will be stronger if you double major in an entirely different field, such as business, international relations, political science, economics, STEM, or education. A double major will give you a vast range of skills you can apply to a variety of careers and fields, from business to PR to teaching.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Pacific Area/Pacific Rim (use the College Search feature and enter " Pacific Area/Pacific Rim " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies?

There are many opportunities in various sectors of the workforce for people who are well-versed in Pacific Area/Pacific Rim studies.  A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in public service, academia, international relations, translation, counseling, and travel.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Pacific Area/Pacific Rim Studies: