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How long will it take?

Full-time students can complete the program in four years.

Where will I take classes?
Atlanta Campus

Application Deadlines View Admissions Requirements

Students can enter the program in Fall, Spring or Summer semester.


Asian Studies, B.I.S.

Undergraduate Director
Laura A. Hastings, Ph.D.
[email protected]

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) program in Asian Studies provides students an opportunity to acquire a career-oriented range of skills and knowledge of this important and unique region of the world. Students can choose from a wide range of courses offered at Georgia State University.

Students have flexibility to craft a degree program that fits their interests and goals. Options include:

  • A concentration in international business and economy.
  • A minor in international business.
  • A concentration in English as a Second Language (ESL) with an option to obtain a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (TEFL).
  • Concentration in Chinese, Japanese or Indian/South Asian studies.
Program Details

High School Seniors and Recent Graduates
If you’re a senior in high school or if you graduated from high school within the last two years, you’ll apply to begin your bachelor’s degree program using Georgia State’s Common Application.

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International students
International applicants are those students who are in the U.S. on a non-immigrant visa (B-1, H-1, J-1, etc.), students who are living outside the U.S. and who will require an F-1 visa to study in the United States, students who are in the process of applying for Permanent Residency status but have not yet received the Permanent Residency card or students who have been educated outside the U.S.

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Transfer students
If you’re already in college but need a change, transferring to Georgia State can provide you with the opportunities you need to succeed — in school and after graduation.

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In addition to the Program Degree Requirements, students must fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences Degree Requirements and the University Degree Requirements.

Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (B.I.S.) Programs

For more information about B.I.S. programs such as Asian Studies, go to

The Asian Studies program offers flexibility for students to create a course of study that fits their interests and career goals. Students should work closely with an advisor to ensure that their course selections keep them on track for graduation.

For more details, see the course catalog.

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Asian Studies majors will:

  • Demonstrate competency in one or more languages spoken in Asia
  • Become familiar with multidisciplinary research methods used in Asian Studies
  • Explore the literature, religion, visual culture, gender relations, economics, history, or politics of the Asian region
  • Cultivate critical thinking skills and work to creatively solve problems
  • Develop teamwork skills and effectively communicate different perspectives on Asian issues

Student and Professional Organizations

The following groups can help you meet students with common interests and begin building professional relationships:

  • Asian Studies Club
  • Japanese Student Association
  • Indian Student Association
  • Chinese Student Association
  • Korean Undergraduate Student Association



Career paths for Asian Studies majors include:

  • Politician/Diplomat
  • Cultural Researcher/Historian/Journalist
  • Translator/Interpreter/ESL Teacher
  • Media Consultant/International Market Analyst


Undergraduate Director

Laura A. Hastings, Ph.D.
Senior Lecturer 
Department of Political Science
[email protected]

College of Arts & Sciences Lockup25 Park Pl NE #2500
Atlanta, GA 30303

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