Global Asia Studies, BA
The BA program in global Asia studies offers students an in-depth and comprehensive study of Asia --- China, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, India and other countries --- through a number of different disciplines wrapped up into a coherent plan of academic study. The program provides students with a variety of intellectual tools that enable them to address languages, religions and cultures, artistic traditions, political and social issues, and global networks of Asia as well as diasporic experiences of Asians, and to apply that knowledge in many academic and professional settings.
Required Courses (Major Map)
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At a Glance: program details
- Location: Tempe campus
- Additional Program Fee: No
- Second Language Requirement: Yes
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
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Change of Major Requirements
A current ASU student has no additional requirements for changing majors.
Students should refer to https://changingmajors.asu.edu for information about how to change a major to this program.
People knowledgeable about Asia are required in virtually every arena in which the U.S. interacts with the rest of the world, including:
- communication and journalism
- environmental studies
- government services and diplomacy
- higher education
- international business
- natural resource management
- popular art and culture
- supply chain management
- transportation and tourism
- translation and editing
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
- Growth: -4.0%
- Median Salary*: $73,080
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: $64,540
- Growth: 1.5%
- Median Salary*: $86,280
- Growth: %
- Median Salary*: $0
- Growth: -3.3%
- Median Salary*: $55,960
- Growth: 3.4%
- Median Salary*: $48,090
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Program Contact Information
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