Asian and Asian American Studies (BA)

Program Overview

The major in Asian and Asian American studies offers three tracks: Asian American and diaspora studies, Asia comparative, and South Asia.

Students majoring in one of these tracks will learn about the social, cultural and historical aspects of Asians in the U.S. and, more broadly, Asians in the Americas; comparative Asian studies encompassing two or more Asian countries; or the diverse cultures, peoples and regions of South Asia.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Asian and Asian American Studies

Internships, research opportunities and more

There are opportunities for internships, study abroad and becoming involved within the department’s Community Engagement Program.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Asian and Asian American studies prepares students for careers demanding expertise in culture and language.

Accelerated/4+1 Degrees

You may also be interested in our accelerated/4+1 degree programs which allow students to complete their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in just 5 years:

For more information, visit the Asian and Asian American Studies website.