*Not a baccalaureate degree program
Korean is ranked the 11th among 3,000 languages in terms of the number of speakers, being spoken by more than 77 million people, 48 million of whom live in South Korea. South Korea has experienced rapid economic growth and development and is considered an Asian economic powerhouse. The Korean curriculum provides a solid foundation for an understanding and appreciation of the rich culture of Korea. The language and culture courses offered are useful to students who aspire to an East Asia-related academic or professional career in education, government, communications, or business, as well as in other fields in the United States or abroad. The curriculum of the Korean program includes courses designed to develop competence in spoken and written Korean through the advanced level, courses on Korean culture, linguistics, and pedagogy.