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Online Bachelor's Degree

East Asian Studies

East Asian Studies
Bachelor of Arts
  • 120 credits
  • Up to 90 Credits Accepted
  • All courses are available online or on-site
  • Hybrid course format available
  • $250 per credit
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Hone your communication skills, cultural knowledge, and historical perspective in this unique degree program

The Bachelor of Arts in East Asian studies program at University of Maryland Global Campus provides an overview of the history, economics, politics, culture, and languages of the East Asian region, including China, Korea, and Japan. You'll examine East Asia's rich past and continuing contributions to the global community. This program is ideal for those who live or work in East Asia, know East Asian languages, or regularly interact with people from East Asian countries.

This program is also available as a minor.

Total Credits Required: 120

Required Major Courses: 30

  • (3 Credits, ASTD 284)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 285)
  • (3 Credits, PHIL 348)
  • (3 Credits, ASTD 485)
  • East Asian language courses (9 credits): Courses designated CHIN or JAPN and numbered 111, 112, 114, or higher
  • Upper-level East Asian content courses (9 credits): ASTD, CHIN, JAPN, KORN, Asian HIST, and Asian GVPT courses and (3 Credits, ANTH 417) apply (focused study in China or Japan recommended; see Degree Focus tab)

UMGC outlines the options available to fulfill the 41 credits of general education coursework for bachelor's degrees on the General Education Requirements webpage.

In addition to the major, elective, and general education courses and requirements outlined on this page, please review the overall bachelor's degree requirements.

This is our recommended course sequence to progress through this program. You may take multiple courses simultaneously, up to your course load limit. You cannot take a prerequisite with its subsequent course during the same session. Your plan will be unique and dependent on multiple factors, including the number of credits you transfer to this program. Contact an advisor if you have any questions about this plan, course alternatives, or your course load limit.

Sequence Course Requirement(s) Fulfilled
1 (1 Credit, LIBS 150) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
2 (3 Credits, PACE 111C) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
3 (3 Credits, WRTG 111) General Education: Communication
4 (3 Credits, IFSM 201) General Education: Research & Computing Literacy
5 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
China: (3 Credits, CHIN 111)
Japan: (3 Credits, JAPN 111)
6 (3 Credits, NUTR 100) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
7 (3 Credits, ASTD 284) Major
8 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
China: (3 Credits, CHIN 112)
Japan: (3 Credits, JAPN 112)
9 (3 Credits, SPCH 100) General Education: Communication
10 (3 Credits, MATH 105) General Education: Math
11 Choose the course that aligns with your degree focus:
China: CHIN 114
Japan: (3 Credits, JAPN 114)
12 (3 Credits, WRTG 112) General Education: Communication
13 (3 Credits, ASTD 285) Major
14 (3 Credits, HUMN 100) General Education: Arts & Humanities
15 (4 Credits, BIOL 103) General Education: Biological & Physical Sciences
16 (3 Credits, BEHS 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
17 (3 Credits, ARTH 334) General Education: Arts & Humanities
18 3-credit elective course Elective
19 (3 Credits, ECON 103) General Education: Behavioral & Social Sciences
20 (3 Credits, PHIL 348) Major
21 3-credit elective course Elective
22 3-credit elective course Elective
23 3-credit elective course Elective
24 3-credit elective course Elective
25 (3 Credits, WRTG 391) General Education: Communication
26 3-credit elective course Elective
27 3-credit elective course Elective
28 3-credit elective course Elective
29 (3 Credits, HIST 480) Major
30 3-credit elective course Elective
31 3-credit elective course Elective
32 (3 Credits, ASTD 370) Major
33 3-credit elective course Elective
34 3-credit elective course Elective
35 (3 Credits, ANTH 417) Major
36 3-credit elective course Elective
37 3-credit elective course Elective
38 3-credit elective course Elective
39 3-credit elective course Elective
40 (3 Credits, ASTD 485) Major
41 1-credit elective course Elective

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