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Asian Studies and International Trade, B.L.S.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Memphis, TN, United States
China and Japan are two of the United States' most important trading partners and will undoubtedly continue to be so in the future. We offer a bachelor degree in Asian Studies and International Trade at the University of Memphis.
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Our Bachelor of Liberal Studies degree in Asian Studies and International Trade from the University of Memphis aims to fill this void by providing students with the opportunity to pursue coursework in business and economics, foreign language, area studies, as well as a study abroad experience, thus allowing students to acquire the variety of skills that an increasing number of companies seek as they hire those individuals who will play in important role in the on-going development of United States-Asian trade relations.

Key Features 

  • There is an ever-present need for American companies to hire individuals who possess the skills necessary to function in a global market, particularly one in which the countries of Asia are of critical importance. 
  • Yet few college graduates complete their studies having acquired the combination of business knowledge, language proficiency, cultural sensitivity, as well as experience abroad that will prepare them for a career in this global market. 

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • Students seeking the Bachelor of Liberal Studies in the Asian Studies and International Trade will select from a set of courses to form a coordinated plan of study. 
  • Requirements for this program include general education, core requirements, thematic studies, senior project and general electives. Students should seek guidance from their advisor every semester and follow the assigned degree plan.  A minor may be pursued with this degree through the submission of a completed minor application. 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • All students, both freshmen and transfer, must apply online for admission as an undergraduate student.
  • Pay the non-refundable undergraduate application fee of $50.
  • All international applicants must complete the Affidavit of Support Form which can be downloaded from our website.
  • All international transfer applicants must have their international documents evaluated by a US credentialing agency that holds membership with the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services. 
  • A TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE exam is required of all international students who are from countries where English is not their first language.  
  • All international students must submit a certification of finances document, which establishes the ability to pay for school and support the student while studying at the University.
  • Health records must be provided within 30 days of the first day of classes showing freedom from Tuberculosis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    662 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 662 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    502 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 502 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    342 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 342 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Memphis

  • 955 - 1590 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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