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Asian Studies / East Asian Studies, Bachelor of Arts / Master of Arts

St. John's University Sun Yet Sen Building
141 Credits
St. John's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Queens Campus


The dual baccalaureate and master’s program in Asian studies and East Asian studies is designed to provide highly-motivated students with the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in five years of full-time study.

After completion of the requirements for the B.A., students enroll full time in graduate courses for the fifth year of the dual degree program. For specific requirements, please contact the program director.

Department Contact

Bernadette Li, Ph.D., Director
Institute for Asian Studies
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, Room 388
[email protected]


Please see the requirement chart for the academic progression criteria in this dual degree program.

Career Outcomes

In today’s global market, professionals with cross-cultural knowledge and bilingual skills are in high demand. With knowledge of the history, culture, and languages of Asia, you’ll be ready to enter just about any field. From business and law to education and the arts, special opportunities are available to those with comprehensive and critical understanding of the world’s fastest-growing region.

Our graduates have gone on to further study in doctoral and advanced professional programs both in the United States and abroad. They have also landed jobs in such diverse fields as business, administration, education, libraries, and health care. Positions held by our alumni include: professors at American, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean universities; secondary education teachers in both America and China; writers; artists; librarians; military officers; government officials; investment bankers; newspaper reporters and television anchors; travel agents; entrepreneurs; and accountants.