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Asian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
Students who major or minor in Asian Studies undergo a comprehensive and critical study of the cultural and linguistic development of the Asian world, both as a whole and as individual societies. 
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Overview

The bachelor’s degree consists of 36 credits that combine language instruction with courses about the history, literature, philosophy, religion, society, and politics of Asian cultures. 

The minor in Asian Studies consists of 18 credits, including ASC 1300, ASC 2610, six credits of Asian languages courses (Chinese, Japanese, and Korean), and six additional credits chosen under faculty advisement. You may combine the B.A. in Asian Studies with a graduate degree in East Asian Studies, Business Administration, or Accounting to earn both graduate and undergraduate degrees in only five years of study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Contemporary China
  • Contemporary Japan
  • Introduction to the Civilizations of Asia 
  • Contemporary Korea
  • Introduction to Chinese Thought
  • Introduction to Japanese Thought
  • Sports in China
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Chinese Literature in Translation
  • Doing Business in China
  • History of Modern East Asia
  • America Meets China
  • Discovering China
  • Governments and Politics of the Far East
  • Governments and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
  • Banking in East Asia
  • Readings and Research

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

Admission requirements:
  • Online application
  • Official high school transcript(s) for all high schools attended
  • Official standardized test scores
  • Personal Essay 
  • Letters of Recommendation 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    41900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41900 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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