Asia Studies (Southeast Asia) (BA)

The BA in Asia studies offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of East Asia, South Asia or Southeast Asia through a coherent curriculum of academic study across a number of disciplines. The transdisciplinary approach provides students with a variety of intellectual tools to address contemporary political, social and cultural issues in Asia and to apply their knowledge in various academic and practical settings.

The Asia studies degree program with a concentration on Southeast Asia includes coursework covering:

  • Brunei
  • Burma/Myanmar
  • Cambodia
  • East Timor
  • Indonesia
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • Thailand
  • the Philippines
  • Vietnam

Degree Offered

Asia Studies (Southeast Asia) (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of


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Application Requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.

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Career Outlook

People knowledgeable about Asia are required in virtually every arena in which the U.S. interacts with the rest of the world, including:

  • communication
  • diplomacy
  • food security
  • higher education
  • humanitarian service
  • intelligence
  • international organizations
  • journalism
  • law
  • law enforcement
  • military studies
  • philanthropy
  • technology transfer
  • tourism
  • trade
  • transportation

Example Careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 10.5%$72,230
Intelligence Analysts4.5%$79,970
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
Museum Technicians and Conservators 12.4%$40,670
Reporters and Correspondents -10%$39,370
Interpreters and Translators 17.7%$47,190

* 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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