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Asian Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) , PA,
Asian Studies at Temple University draws on the resources of many departments to provide a comprehensive program of study on Asia. Majors may concentrate on a geographic area, field, or theme(s). By combining language with the study of politics, history, society, art, religion, philosophy, and literature, each student can construct a major tailored to his or her individual interests.

About

The Asian Studies curriculum at Temple University gives students a foundation for living or working in Asia, or continuing their studies through developing a knowledge base, cross-cultural sensitivity, analytic thinking, and communication and writing skills in English and Asian languages.

The Asian Studies program will assist students in:

  • understanding the broad foundations of at least one major Asian culture, including the history, culture, socio-economic, and political organization;
  • recognizing the utility of different humanistic and social science disciplines in understanding a culture;
  • understanding the distinction between theory and data and the links between the two components while drawing generalizations from actual social experience;
  • recognizing the way language serves as a foundation of culture;
  • understanding the issues and requirements of cross-cultural communication; and
  • taking more initiative in educating themselves, to make analytical generalizations, to make ethical choices, and to feel confident in these and other exercises of personal responsibility. 

Career Opportunities

After graduation, students find employment in a variety of fields, including international business, government, nonprofit organizations, and educational institutions. Some choose to continue their education in law, business, or pursue doctoral degrees in related academic fields, including history, religion, and Asian Studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Reading and Writing
  • Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life
  • Chinese Elements II  
  • Japanese Elements II
  • Korean Elements II

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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.

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

National Students

  • Self-Report High School Transcript

International Students

  • Temple's online application or online Common Application or Paper application to submit by mail
  • Official High School or University Transcripts with English Translations 
  • Standardized Tests (SAT, ACT, TOEFL iBT, IELTS or PTE)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14496 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    28992 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14496 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    16080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8040 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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