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South Asian Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Hadley, MA, United States
A minimum of 40 credits of course work is required. Any course that devotes 50% or more of its substance to the region, peoples, or issues may count toward the Bachelor in South Asian Studies at Mount Holyoke College. The equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language study is required for all majors except South Asian which strongly encourages, but not requires, language study.
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Overview

Explore the rich and extremely diverse cultures of Asia, home to some 60 percent of humanity.

A minimum of 40 credits of course work is required. Any course that devotes 50% or more of its substance to the region, peoples, or issues may count toward the Bachelor in South Asian Studies at Mount Holyoke College. The equivalent of two years of college-level foreign language study is required for all majors except South Asian which strongly encourages, but not requires, language study.

One of four interdisciplinary majors offered within the Asian Studies Program, the Asian studies (transregional) major allows students to study the diversity of Asia in a comparative framework. Complementing course work at Mount Holyoke are extracurricular activities and study abroad programs that broaden and deepen students’ understanding of Asia.

South Asian studies majors graduate to pursue graduate study and careers in fields as varied as:

  • education
  • business
  • NGOs, journalism
  • the arts
  • government service.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Arts of India
  • Women and Buddhism
  • Topics in Asian Studies: 'Modern Indian and South Asian Writers'
  • Muslim Politics in South Asia
  • History of Modern South Asia, 1700 to the Present 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit the Common Application
  • SAT I, SAT II, and ACT test scores are optional, though you are welcome to submit them
  • If you are applying for financial aid, it is important to know the deadlines and what forms are required
  • Mount Holyoke strongly recommends scheduling an interview with an admission counselor or alumna representative prior to applying
  • If you have athletic talents, Mount Holyoke is happy to receive portfolios, tapes, slides, or videos that showcase your talent
    • If you have devoted a significant amount of time to art, dance, film, music, or theatre and you plan to continue it at Mount Holyoke as a major, you may submit examples of your work as a supplement to your application
    • Transcript Evaluation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52040 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52040 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Hadley

  • 1068 - 2220 USD/month
    Living Costs

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