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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.


Courses in the Asian Studies Department cover a wide variety of disciplinary perspectives and geographical areas. The major is highly flexible, allowing students to create their own pathway based on their own interests. Each semester, the area centers publicize Asia-related courses in their respective areas from departments across campus.

The permanent Asian Studies courses listed in UH Manoa’s course catalog can be found here. Different topical courses are offered each semester, creating a wide variety of opportunities to learn about Asia in different ways.

Undergraduate Electives by Area

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