East Asian Studies, B.A. | Wesleyan University | Middletown, United States
48 months
61449 USD/year
61449 USD/year
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The East Asian Studies program of Wesleyan University is a three-year long major that is designed to give students deep knowledge about a particular East Asian culture (China, Japan, Korea) that are grounded in a particular discipline.


Majors of the East Asian Studies program of Wesleyan University are also required to gain some knowledge of the other East Asian countries that might not be the focus of their study, and they are invited to explore our broadly multi-disciplinary curriculum.

Students interested in East Asian studies will be guided by the expectations for liberal learning at Wesleyan and by the CEAS's interdisciplinary approach. Language, premodern history and culture, and the sophomore Proseminar provide the common core of our program. The Proseminar exposes students to a wide variety of intellectual approaches to East Asian studies and thereby provides a foundation for students to focus in more depth in particular areas.

Student Learning Goals

The College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) has two mutually reinforcing core missions: to cultivate an outstanding group of students with strong language abilities, wide-ranging knowledge about East Asia, and an area of particular expertise; and to promote knowledge of and engagement with the histories, cultures, and contemporary significances of East Asia across the campus, curriculum, and broader community.

Study Abroad

Experience living in East Asia and use of language in its appropriate cultural context is viewed as a vital component of East Asian studies. Accordingly, although not required, CEAS majors are expected to study abroad to develop their language competency and acquire a more concrete grasp of a specific East Asian cultural context. This expectation may be fulfilled through a semester or one year in an approved program.

Programme Structure

  • Core courses. Each CEAS major is expected to take an introductory "Foundations of East Asian Culture" course (usually taken in the spring semester of the first year) and our interdisciplinary Proseminar (CEAS201) (usually taken in the fall of the sophomore year). The goal is to ensure that each CEAS major is firmly anchored in the classical texts and key events that shaped the development of East Asian cultures before the 19th century as well as the basic methodologies and main areas of scholarship within East Asian studies.
  • Concentrations. Each CEAS major must choose one of the four concentrations listed below. Our goal is to ensure that each major’s course of study has methodological coherence in a specific area of study. Course offerings for each concentration may vary in some years according to faculty on campus.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Secondary School Report and official high school transcripts
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-year Grade Report
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • $55 Application Fee (non-refundable) or Fee Waiver
  • If you wish to submit your SAT or ACT as proof of English proficiency, you must submit all sections of the SAT or ACT.
  • A high degree of proficiency in English, as described below, must also be demonstrated.
  • A strong secondary school preparation in English, social science, science, mathematics, and a foreign language.
  • Candidates studying at schools outside the US who have taken national examinations for university admission (A levels, French Baccalaureate, ISC, International Baccalaureate, etc.) are expected to have achieved superior results.
  • Interviews are not required as part of the admissions process, but we encourage prospective students to arrange them if possible.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Middletown

1100 - 1600 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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