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Asian Studies

University at Buffalo

48 months
24740 USD/year
24740 USD/year
7070 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Asian economies have a preeminent presence and impact worldwide, and political and social dynamics in Asia intersect profoundly with U.S. political, social, and cultural landscapes. This bachelor degree in Asian Studies is offered by the University at Buffalo. 


We live and study in an age in which major world cultures that were formerly assigned to particular geographic regions are recognized to have truly international, cross-sectional reach. Studying Asian historic civilizations and contemporary societies and economies is fascinating, meaningful and practical. 

At the University at Buffalo we offer a bachelor degree in Asian Studies. Several Asian languages are taught in the Department of Linguistics. Chinese, Japanese, and Korean are each offered through the fourth-year. Undergraduate minors may be elected in these languages. UB students may also study Arabic, Hindi/Urdu, and Sanskrit.

Credits earned through study abroad in Asia, undertaking language study, non-language classes and graduate research can count toward Asian Studies major requirements.

Learning Outcomes

  • Use primary and secondary sources to develop arguments and analysis­ including sources in a language other than their native language
  • Speak, listen, read, and write proficiently in an Asian language other than their native language at the intermediate level or higher
  • Analyze how specific historical developments, cultural norms, socioeconomic and geographic contexts, etc. have shaped perceptions, practices, and products of individuals in specific Asian cultures, including Asian diaspora in the United States
  • Compare and contrast historical developments, traditions, practices, and structures of an Asian target country with those of the United States
  • Demonstrate specialized, interdisciplinary knowledge of one Asian country or region (normally the country or region of the second language studied)
  • Understand the terminology and methodologies of different disciplinary approaches to the study of Asia

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Asian Studies
  • The Asian American Experience
  • Special Studies Asian Studies
  • Asian Civilization 
  • Survey of Asian Literature
  • Contemporary Asian Societies

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Academic materials
  • English proficiency
  • SAT / ACT
  • Personal essay
  • Recommendation letters
  • Special Major Requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    24740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24740 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7070 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Buffalo

920 - 1560 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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