Liberal and Interdisciplinary Studies, B.A. Asian Studies Concentration


The International and Global Studies program at UNC Greensboro empowers students to be engaged global citizens. 

The Asian Studies concentration is ideal for students interested in deepening their knowledge of mainland and maritime East Asia, Southeast Asia, and South Asia. In the degree program, you will learn about Asian history, geography, religions, political and social issues, music and arts, literature, and film.


  • Students regularly receive Fulbright research and teaching awards and U.S. State Department Critical Language Scholarships.
  • This program takes an interdisciplinary approach, involving courses shared with more than 30 departments and programs across campus, so students can pursue a breadth of interests.
  • Students are often honored with membership in the nationally renowned Phi Beta Kappa honor society for the liberal arts and sciences, nomination for UNCG’s prestigious Student Excellence Award, membership in UNCG’s Phi Beta Delta International Scholars Honor Society, and completion of UNCG’s Global Leadership Program.


  • Coursework focuses on understanding and responding appropriately to ongoing international and global issues. 
  • Students complete a senior research project with a faculty member related to their chosen major concentration.
  • There are plenty of opportunities to participate in a wide range of interculturally focused curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular experiences, including study abroad.
  • Study abroad experience is required and helps you gain intercultural competence.
  • Students complete at least six credits of advanced foreign language.
  • Volunteer and internship opportunities with local nonprofits assisting refugee and immigrant communities are available. 


  • Upon completion of the Asian Studies program, your career options include:
    • Graduate Student
    • Civil Service Worker
    • Humanitarian Aid Worker
    • Non-Profit Manager
    • Teacher
    • Government Affairs Manager
    • International Relations Specialist
    • Consular/Embassy Assistant

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

Contact Us

Dr. Kathleen Macfie
Director of Undergraduate Studies
International & Global Studies Program