Global Asia Studies, BA
This program's name has changed effective Fall 2024. The previous name was Asia Studies.
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.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements.
ASU is committed to helping students thrive by offering tools that allow personalization of the transfer path to ASU. Students may use the Transfer Map search to outline a list of recommended courses to take prior to transfer.
ASU has transfer partnerships in Arizona and across the country to create a simplified transfer experience for students. These pathway programs include exclusive benefits, tools and resources, and help students save time and money in their college journey. Students may learn more about these programs by visiting the admission site: https://admission.asu.edu/transfer/pathway-programs.
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:
Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
- Growth: 3.9%
- Median Salary*: 80910
- Growth: -4%
- Median Salary*: 73080
- Growth: 3.1%
- Median Salary*: 64540
- Growth: 1.5%
- Median Salary*: 86280
Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other
- Growth: %
- Median Salary*: 0
News Analysts, Reporters and Journalists
- Growth: -3.3%
- Median Salary*: 55960
- Growth: 3.4%
- Median Salary*: 48090
Interpreters and Translators
- Growth: 4.3%
- Median Salary*: 53640
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
Students have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the cultures they are studying, through study abroad programs available throughout Asia. Students can deepen their understanding of Asian history and culture, and the heightened cultural competency, critical thinking and communication skills they acquire will enhance their resumes.
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences recommends these study abroad programs for students majoring in global Asia studies.
Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master's degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
Accelerated bachelor's degree programs allow students to choose either a 2.5- or a 3-year path while participating in the same high-quality educational experience of a 4-year option. Students can opt to fast-track their studies after acceptance into a participating program by connecting with their academic advisor.