Asian Studies

As an Asian studies major, you will learn about the languages and literatures, religions, societies and cultures of East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia, with courses in most of the disciplines of the social sciences and the humanities.

Sample classes

  • Contemporary Chinese Popular Culture
  • Islam in Asia
  • Indian Meditational Texts
  • Vietnamese History


All information below is based on the 2022 First-Destination Post-Graduate Survey. Lists are not exhaustive; rather, they are a sampling of the data. If you would like more information, please email

What can you do with a degree in Asian Studies? 

Graduate school: 

Asian studies students pursued various advanced degrees like their MA and PhD. Their graduate field interest ranges from Asian studies to East Asian studies and Africana studies.

These ambitious individuals have chosen to continue their education at prestigious institutions like Columbia University, Georgetown University, Northwestern University, and Stanford University. 


The majority of Asian studies graduates entered sectors in education, technology, and financial services.

Where 2022 Asian Studies Graduates Work

Employer Job Titles
Amazon Web Services Software Engineer
Central Bank of Malaysia Associate Analyst
Deloitte Consulting Consultant
Google Software Engineer
Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme Assistant Language Teacher
Vantage Japan, Inc Kindergarten English Teacher