The Asian Studies Institute

Academic Programs


Degrees Offered

The Asian Studies program offers a baccalaureate degree for a Bachelor of
Arts degree. (This program is an interdisciplinary major.)

Degree Requirements

This program is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive and systematic training in Asian affairs for a liberal education and career preparation. Emphasis is placed on political science, economics, history, geography, etc. In addition to academic courses, activities in the Institute for Asian Studies conducted through the Center for International Studies and Programs include lectures, seminars, and study abroad programs in Asia as well as selected exchanges in the region.

In addition to the general education requirements of the University of Toledo and the College of Arts and Sciences, students will take 30 hours in Asian Studies selected from the list of courses below.  Students must select courses from a minimum of three different departments; no more than 15 hours of course work from one department will count toward the Asian Studies major.  With the approval of the adviser, a maximum of six elective hours may be chosen from independent study courses offered by various departments. This general distributive pattern is designed to encourage the student to examine the various aspects of Asian Studies. Asian Studies majors are encouraged to take Japanese, (or Chinese or other Asian languages, if offered) for their foreign language requirement.

In addition to the 30 hours in the major, students are required to take 18 hours in related courses in humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, and business chosen in consultation with the adviser.  Under special circumstances, certain courses in other colleges may be used to satisfy the related requirement.

Last Updated: 4/17/23