B.A. On Campus

Asian Languages and Literature

The University of Iowa

48 months
31793 USD/year
31793 USD/year
9830 USD/year
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The Department of Asian and Slavic Languages and Literature offers instruction in languages of Asia and Eastern Europe as well as in the literatures, civilizations, and cultures of the regions. This bachelor degree in Asian Languages and Literature is offered by The University of Iowa. 


The bachelor program in Asian Language and Literature is offered by The University of Iowa. In addition to offering degree programs, the department welcomes undergraduate and graduate students from across the University to enroll in courses that complement their degree programs or satisfy their personal interests.

Undergraduate students in all majors may satisfy the World Languages requirement of the GE CLAS Core with courses in Chinese Japanese, Korean, Russian, or Sanskrit; see "Language for GE CLAS Core" below. They also may get acquainted with Asia and Eastern Europe by taking any of the department's GE CLAS Core courses on Asian humanities and on Russian and Slavic literature and culture, all taught in English. Entering students may take the department's First-Year Seminars, one on Asian culture and civilization, the other on Slavic culture and civilization.


  • The Language Media Center (LMC) is an essential resource unit for faculty and students in the Division of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The LMC provides a wide variety of facilities and services for traditional language laboratory work as well as for foreign language digital media production and computer-based activities. 
  • The LMC facilities include a 50-computer information technology center (ITC), two digital audio laboratories, a multimedia development studio, four One Button Studios for video production, 13 media viewing stations, and six small group collaboration spaces. The LMC also circulates a collection of over 3,000 foreign language, American Sign Language, and English as a Second Language digital media materials.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Third-Year Chinese: First Semester - Third Year Chinese: Second Semester
  • Classical Chinese: First Semester
  • Fourth-Year Chinese: First Semester - Fourth-Year Chinese: Second Semester
  • Fifth-Year Chinese: First Semester
  • Fifth-Year Chinese: Second Semester
  • Readings in Chinese Literature
  • Individual Chinese for Advanced Students

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

  • Submit an application
  • Pay the $80 application fee
  • Upload your academic records
  • If your first language is not English: Have the testing agency send us your TOEFL, IELTS or PTE score, if applicable, based on our English Proficiency Requirements.
Have your ACT or SAT score sent to us by the testing agency if:
  • You completed secondary school in the United States
  • You are applying for direct admission to the Tippie College of Business, the College of Engineering, or the University of Iowa Honors Program
  • You plan to apply for scholarships (some awards require an ACT or SAT score)
  • Our institution code for ACT is 1356; our institution code for SAT is 6681.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31793 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    31793 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31793 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9830 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Iowa City

1187 - 1841 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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