Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies

Gain comprehensive knowledge of a chosen culture or geographic area in Asia with the Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies in the College of Liberal Arts at Temple University.

In this undergraduate program, you'll study Chinese, Japanese or Korean, and you'll take courses focusing on several disciplines, including anthropology, history, language, literature and religion. The Asian Studies Major prepares you for careers requiring linguistic proficiency and cultural knowledge in an array of global fields, such as business, education, government and media.

Classes & Curriculum

The 123-credit Asian Studies Major can be completed over four years of full-time study. Depending on your focus, courses offered in this program may include the following.

  • China: State and Society
  • Contemporary Chinese Urban Film and Fiction in Translation
  • Introduction to Buddhism
  • Introduction to East Asia: China
  • Introduction to East Asia: Japan
  • Introduction to Southeast Asia: Mainland
  • Mystery and Crime Fiction in Japan

Students in their final must satisfy a capstone writing requirement in the Seminar in Asian Studies. Learn more about required courses for the Asian Studies BA.

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Certificate Programs

The College of Liberal Arts has 22 undergraduate certificate programs for you to expand your knowledge and diversify your Temple education. Certificates can complement bachelor's programs, allowing you to specialize in an area and highlight your exposure to disciplines outside of your major.

Tuition & Fees

In keeping with Temple’s commitment to access and affordability, the Bachelor of Arts offers a competitive level of tuition with multiple opportunities for financial support.

Tuition rates are set annually by the university and are affected by multiple factors, including program degree level (undergraduate or graduate), course load (full- or part-time), in-state or out-of-state residency, and more. Learn more about our tuition and fees.

These tuition costs apply to the 2023–2024 academic year.

Pennsylvania resident: $17,976.00 per year
Out-of-state: $32,376.00 per year