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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 contact Nicolas Gisholt,

Chinese and Japanese Major and Minor

The Department of Linguistics and Languages at MSU offers both Chinese and Japanese majors and minors - Students interested in these programs should contact:

The Department of Linguistics and Germanic, Slavic, Asian and African Languages
B-331 Wells Hall
Phone: 517-353-0740

Adviser - Cindy Walter (

Asian Studies Specialization

The Asian Studies Specialization provides an opportunity for students to take courses across a wide variety of disciplines with Asia as the focus of study. Students may earn the Asian Studies Specialization in addition to any MSU major. Successful completion of the specialization is recorded on the student's academic transcript at graduation.

Students can add the Asian Studies specialization by requesting it in the College of Social Science Office of Student Affairs (Room 201), or they can make an appointment for Asian Studies Specialization 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 302v Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1111
Phone: 517-353-3125; Fax: 517-432-1103; Email:
Online Appointment System:

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:


Invitation to Rakugo
Traditional Japanese
Sit-down Comic

Thursday, August 6, 2015

6:00 p.m. Refreshments
6:30 p.m. Performance

Wells Hall, B Wing
2nd Floor Atrium

Featured Artists:

Atsuko Deguchi (Kawaiya Pile)
Eiji Hamaoka

Click here for more information

The Asian Studies Center

Congratulates Our
FLAS Fellows

AY 2014-2015

Helen Kaibara
Valarie Dietrich
Patrick Mercer
Alexis Pierce
Marisa Reynolds
Alexis Schumaker

Spring 2015

Jenni Lee
Allison Apland
Katelynn Klemm
Katherine Rock
Anna Stouffer

Click here for more information

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

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