When declaring the major, students submit a brief personal statement of intent.

When applying to graduate, students submit a short exit essay reflecting upon their intellectual development, along with one or more examples of their best written work.  Up to 16 transferred credits from study abroad may be applied to the major.

Majors or minors in Asian Studies must receive no less than a C- in any course that is used to satisfy the program requirements.

Required Courses (16 Credits)
Select at least two years of language study in either Chinese or Japanese 116
Content Courses on Asia (21 Credits)
Select 9-12 credits, by advisement, in the Social Sciences (SOC) and 9-12 credits in the Humanities/Arts (HUM/ART). 221
Total Credits37

This eight-semester plan (see important details) is intended to guide a first-year student through a four-year undergraduate career, with completion of an academic major and all college-wide degree requirements. The plan is designed as an advising tool – a starting point for careful discussions between a student and his/her academic adviser. In consultation, the student and adviser will adjust the plan to accommodate the student’s prerequisite needs, transferred credits, and other such variables.

Students are responsible for reviewing their Progress Reports each semester to track their own progress toward degree requirements.

Eight-Semester Plan
Year 1
FallCredits
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 4
Gen Ed: Western Civilization (WEST) 3
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Gen Ed: World Civilizations and Cultures (WRLD) 1 3
 Credits16
Spring
Gen Ed: Composition (COMP) 3
Gen Ed: Foreign Languages (FLNG) 4
Gen Ed: United States Studies (USST) 3
Gen Ed: Mathematical Inquiry (MATH) 3
Gen Ed: Social Sciences (SSCI) 3
 Credits16
Year 2
Fall
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: The Arts (ART) 3
Asian Studies language requirement 2 3-4
Social Sciences major requirement 3 3
Asian Studies Perspectives requirement 4 3-4
 Credits15-17
Spring
Gen Ed: Natural Sciences (NSCI) 3
Gen Ed: Humanities (HUM) 3
Asian Studies language requirement 2 3-4
Asian Studies Arts requirement 5 6
 Credits15-16
Year 3
Fall
Social Sciences major requirement 3 3
Non-China/Japan course 6 3
Gen Ed: Writing Intensive 3
Upper-Division Electives 6
 Credits15
Spring
Asian Studies Arts requirement 5 3
Upper-Division Electives 12
 Credits15
Year 4
Fall
Upper-Division Electives 14
 Credits14
Spring
Gen Ed: Diversity (DIVR) 3
Upper-Division Elective 12
 Credits15
 Total Credits121-124
  • Majors or minors in Asian Studies must receive no less than a C- in any course that is used to satisfy the major.