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Asian Studies Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: , CIP: 05.0103 Asian Studies/Civilization)

Asian Studies Program

412 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4610

Mark Nathan

Yan Liu
Director of Undergraduate Studies

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Becoming an Asian Studies Minor Student

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021, spring 2022, fall 2022, spring 2023, fall 2023 and spring 2024 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Current UB Students Applying to the Program

Applications for the Asian Studies major and minor are provided on the program website. Students are required to meet with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for acceptance into the minor. Students may apply to the minor at any time and are encouraged to discuss their academic plans with the director as early as possible.

Suggested Introductory Courses

One of the following courses is required for completion of the minor, however completion of one of these courses is not required for acceptance into the minor.

  • AS 101 Introduction to Asian Studies
  • AS 181 Asian Civilization I
  • AS 182 Asian Civilization II
  • AS 221 Survey of Asian Literature 
  • AS 229 Contemporary Asian Societies
  • An elementary course in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Hindi/Urdu, or another Asian language
Published: Jan 25, 2023 07:58:36