Students at Lafayette have the opportunity to study the culture, traditions, history, and politics of the major regions of Asia through a variety of course offerings and related programs. Students may pursue an interdisciplinary major or minor in Asian studies.



Core courses in the major are Introduction to Asian Studies, Independent Study, Capstone, and Honors Thesis, complemented by classes offered by academic departments.

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Study Abroad

Asian studies students can experience other cultures firsthand through courses abroad over the January break, full semesters abroad, and an exchange program in Japan.

Learn about study abroad opportunities

Faculty and Staff

Lafayette is fortunate to have renowned professors with Asian specialties in government and law, history, religion, music, art history, and Japanese and Chinese language.

See the list of faculty