Asian Studies Program

Asian Studies Program

IAS Asian Studies Program
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The Discipline

The Asian Studies major is an interdisciplinary program designed to prepare students for careers and advanced study in the specialized field of Asia not provided by a major in one department. In the program, students acquire working competence in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, or another approved Asian language; a broad knowledge of Asian civilization; and a specialized knowledge in a more narrowly defined emphasis: China Studies, Japan Studies, or Korea Studies. Minors are offered in a China track, Japan track, Korea track, or Pan Asia track.

Career Opportunities

The Asian Studies major is useful to those contemplating careers in academic areas, private industry, or government service. A strong background in Asian Studies will prepare students for advanced training in business, law, and international affairs.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:

  • The University Core, consisting of requirements in general and religious education. (For a complete listing of courses that meet university core requirements, see here.)
  • At least 30 credit hours must be earned in residence on the BYU campus in Provo as an admitted day student
  • A minimum of 120 credit hours
  • A cumulative GPA of at least 2.0
  • Be in good standing with the Honor Code Office

Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.