Asian Studies

Getting Ready Transfer Guide 2016-2017

The Asian Studies major is designed to enhance your understanding of Asia. The major is intended for students interested in acquiring a deeper understanding of cultures other than their own through the study of languages, literature, and society. The aim is a well-rounded liberal education with a concentration on the study of Asia, its people and cultures. It will prepare you to pursue graduate study or a career in public affairs, business, or law. Review the major requirements on the Asian Studies’ website:

Important information: Asian Studies majors typically combine an Asian Studies major with a second major in the College of Humanities (e.g. Spanish or History or Communication) or the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences (e.g. Sociology or Economics or Geography) or majors from other colleges. Students majoring in Asian Studies are required to take two years of an Asian language and if possible should begin their study of a second language prior to transferring.

Transferring Courses: The following courses may be taken at Southern Utah University to fulfill requirements for the Asian Studies degree at the U. There are additional requirements not offered at SUU that must be taken at the U.

PLEASE NOTE: The requirements listed as being satisfied in the following table are for this major only. If you change majors, these courses may not clear requirements for your new major.


ARTH 2640

Asian: Art: Buddhist Art


Course may count as an upper-division elective for the major.

ARTH 2700

Asian Art: Japan


Course may count as an upper-division elective for the major.

While attending SUU, students may complete General Education requirements and courses identified to fulfill the University requirements, including foreign language credits and/or other transferable electives for the U. Students may have a letter of completion sent from SUU, which states all general education requirements have been completed.

Students are strongly encouraged to meet with a University of Utah departmental advisor before entering the U. 

If you have further questions regarding this major, you may contact:

Southern Utah University: Student Development Center, (435) 586-5419

University of Utah: International & Area Studies Advisors, (801) 581-6101,


Asian Studies Homepage


Update 08/2016 - Information is subject to change.

Last Updated: 8/22/16