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Undergraduate Studies

Global and Area Studies (GLAS) MajorOpens in new window

MSU students interested in Asia can pursue the GLAS major with a concentration in Asian Studies. The GLAS major in the College of Social Science can be pursued by itself or along with another disciplinary minor or major. Students interested in the GLAS major should contac:

Nicolas Gisholt
Center for Integrative Studies, College of Social science
Berkey Hall, 509 East Circle Drive, Room 302, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111
Phone: 517-353-1325
Email:nicolas.gisholt@ssc.msu.edu.



Chinese and Japanese Major and Minor

The Department of Linguistics and Languages at MSU offers Chinese, Japanese, and Korean minors, as well as majors in Chinese, Japanese and Russian. Students interested in these programs should contact:

Cindy Walters
The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
B-331 Wells Hall
Web: http://linglang.msu.edu
Phone: 517-353-0740
Email: walterc2@msu.edu



Asian Studies Minor

The minor in Asian Studies is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor's degree programs at Michigan State University. Students may earn the Asian Studies minor in addition to any MSU major. Students who plan graduate study related to Asia or who wish to pursue careers in government or with corporations in Asia may find the minor particularly appealing.
Contact the College of Social Science Office of Student Affairs at (517) 355-6676, or make an appointment for Asian Studies minor advising with:

Veda Hawkins
Academic Specialist, Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science
Center for Integrative Studies, College of Social Science
Berkey Hall, 509 East Circle Drive, Room 302, Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111
Phone: 517-353-3125; Fax: 517-432-1103
Email: vhawkins@msu.edu
Web: http://cis-ss.msu.edu/ids/index.php
Online Appointment System: https://www.egr.msu.edu/adcalendar/



FLAS Fellowship

Since Fall 2010, the Asian Studies Center supports the advanced study of Asian Languages by MSU undergraduates through Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowships. FLAS fellowships is awarded to undergraduate students enrolled in programs combining the advanced study of a modern Asian language (third year and above) with study in an academic or professional area with an Asia focus.

Click here for more information on the requirements of and the application process for the FLAS fellowship.

Study Abroad Programs


The Office of Study AbroadOpens in new window offers a variety of study abroad programs in Asia, including the following:

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427 N. Shaw Lane, Room 301
East Lansing, MI 48824
Tel: 517.353.1680
Fax: 517.432.2659

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