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Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The Asian Studies Program’s interdisciplinary program leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Asian studies. Students, who complete three years or equivalent of Southeast or South Asian language study abroad or at another institution may, with support of an Asian studies faculty advisor, construct a major emphasis in Southeast Asian studies. Students may enhance majors in other departments with a minor in East Asian studies, South Asian studies, or Southeast Asian studies. Students who major in Asian studies often complement their course work with a year or more of residence in Asia or a double major to combine a profession with their area of expertise. Job possibilities are increasing in such fields as business, journalism, government, and education. Many students go on to graduate studies. The curriculum includes courses in anthropology, art history, Chinese language and literature, dance, ethnic studies, film, geography, history, international studies, Japanese language and literature, linguistics, political science, and religious studies. The program is administered by the Asian studies committee, which is composed of faculty members with Asian specializations. The major in Asian studies offers strong training in at least one Asian language; knowledge of the histories and cultures of the societies in which that language is used; a sense of how academic disciplines contribute to interdisciplinary study; a knowledge of transnational Asia beyond the primary language and civilization.