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China & Asia-Pacific Studies

As a China and Asia-Pacific studies (CAPS) major, you’ll be trained as a future leader, equipped to address the inevitable challenges and negotiate the delicate complexities in U.S.-China relations. With four years of intensive Chinese language training and two semesters of internships in Washington, D.C. and Beijing respectively, you’ll be part of a new, ambitious program with unprecedented pre-professional training mapped onto a solid Cornell liberal arts education.

Sample Courses

  • China Under Revolution and Reform
  • China's Changing Politics, Economy and Society
  • Chinese Perspectives on Global Affairs
  • U.S.-China Relations

Post-Graduate Outcomes

All information below is based on the 2014-2018 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. "Other" includes time off, travel, volunteer experiences, and/or preparing for graduate school. If you would like more information, please email

More than 4/5 of 2014-2018 China Asia-Pacific Studies graduates reported being Employed or Attending Graduate School, with the majority being Employed.

71% of the Class of 2014-2018 China Asia-Pacific Studies graduates completed the survey. n = 24

Below, you will find:

  • Top Employment Sectors
  • Where Graduates Work
  • Top Graduate Fields
  • Where Graduates Study

Top Employment Sectors

  • Education
  • Government
  • Nonprofit Organization
  • Consulting/Prof. Practice
  • Financial Services
  • Law
  • Business - Other

Where 2014-2018 CAPS Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Advisory Board Company Research Associate
Albright Stonebridge Group Associate
Ashinaga Tokyo Princeton in Asia Fellow
Bank of America Merrill Lynch Analyst
Bipartisan Policy Center Communications Assistant
Cornell University Admissions Counselor
Davis Polk & Wardwell Corporate Legal Consultant
Fulbright English Teaching Assistant
HSBC Investment Banking Analyst
Intertrust Resources Management Limited Internship Trainee
KnowledgeLink International Program Manager
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Research Scholar
New York City Government Program Coordinator
Shihezi University Princeton in Asia Fellow
United States Department of Defense Analyst Intern

Top Graduate Fields Pursued

  • East Asian Studies
  • Information Science
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Music
  • Statistics

Graduate Degrees Pursued

  • MA
  • MS
  • JD
  • MPS

Where 2014-2018 CAPS Graduates Study

  • Brown University
  • Columbia University
  • Georgetown University
  • Harvard University
  • Princeton University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Santa Barbara
  • University of Chicago
  • University of Oxford
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Virginia
  • Yale University