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Major in Asian Studies

Brinda Somaya at Cornell seminar

A major in Asian Studies is rewarding for students of all backgrounds, as the global presence of Asia becomes ever more visible. This degree offers students career opportunities in law, business, government, journalism, arts, education, post-secondary education, and more.

Applicants must first successfully receive a minimum grade of B in at least two Asia content courses. These may include one language course, but writing seminars do not fulfill the requirement. The major must be declared no later than the second semester of the junior year. Admission to the major after the start of the seventh semester will be by petition only.

All Asian Studies majors must demonstrate second-year proficiency in an Asian language.

More details about the South Asian Studies Major and all of its requirements are available from the Department of Asian Studies, which administers the Asian Studies majors. 

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