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Asian Studies Major

The major in Asian Studies requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work and is designed to ensure that graduates have both depth and breadth in their understanding of Asia.

For the major in Asian Studies, students must formally declare an area of concentration at the time the major is declared (China, Japan, or South Asia) and complete at least 36 credit hours from the Asian Studies Course List , according to these rules:

  1. At least 3 credit hours in an Asian language taught in the Asian Studies Department at the 3301 (Advanced I) level or above. Asian Languages not offered by the Asian Studies Department require the approval of the Asian Studies Department Chair or the Director of Undergraduate Studies.
  2. At least 9 non-language credit hours of courses in area of concentration.
  3. At least 6 credit hours of courses eligible for Asian Perspectives.
  4. Up to 18 credit hours of courses in any Asian language offered by the Asian Studies Department may be applied to the total 36 credit hours.

Advanced Placement credits in language do not count toward credit hours required for the major or minors, but can figure into the assessment of initial placement within a language track. 

For all queries and requests regarding a major/minor in Asian Studies, please contact Professor Guojun Wang, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at