They have the flexibility to emphasize language courses and other, non-language courses as desired — ranging from ancient Sanskrit epic poetry to Buddhist literature to Korean pop culture. This makes the degree highly versatile and valuable to combine with the study of another Asian language or culture, courses needed for pre-professional studies, or other disciplines. Alumni, as multilingual professionals with in-demand skills, find an advantage entering business and nonprofit work, STEM fields, graduate programs, and more across the globe.
As part of University of Washington's Asian Languages and Cultures degree, students study two years of Bengali, Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Sanskrit, Urdu, or Vietnamese. Because most introductory language courses are available only in the fall, students should sign up for introductory courses as early as possible in order to fulfill the major’s language requirement. If you have previous experience with one of the degree languages, see the department's information on proficiency exams and placement interviews.
- Buddhist Literature
- Indian Philosophical Literature
- Great Works of Asian Literature
- Asian Linguistics
- Writing Systems
- 48 months
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- Complete the Coalition Profile
- Complete the UW questions
- Pay the application fee
- Send test scores
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International40026 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40026 USD per year during 48 months.
National40026 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40026 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State12196 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12196 USD per year during 48 months.
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