The Korean minor consists of 21 credits taken at the Northeastern campus or at any of our partner universities in South Korea. There are no required courses for the minor, so students are able to design the minor to fit their own personal goals. The Korean program provides students with an opportunity to concentrate on acquiring expertise in the modern Korean language and culture. The Korean minor will strengthen a student's overall skills in internationalism and provide a focus on one of the world's most important nations.

Program Benefits

The Korean program allows students to acquire a strong working knowledge of the Korean language, culture, and society in order to broaden their horizons and sharpen their awareness of Korea in this era of internationalism and globalization. The program can help prepare students for work in contexts where the language and culture are pertinent, or to live and work in Korea; as informed and capable individuals equipped with appropriate intercultural skills and awareness.

Career Options

Employment may be available with import and export trade organizations, international banking houses, or U.S. companies abroad. An increasing number of domestic and multinational companies are seeking employees who have backgrounds in multicultural studies as a way of dealing with the global market. In addition, an increasing number of students and graduates are going on teach English in Korea.

For more detailed career information, visit the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook.

Academic Catalog Information

Take a closer look at the minor in Korean and the courses offered in the program.

Please note that the program will be published in the 2019-2020 Academic Catalog in the summer. For immediate inquiries, please contact the department for details.

Department and Contact Information

If you are interested in the program or have questions, please contact World Languages and Cultures at (773) 442-4740.

World Languages and Cultures