College of Arts and Sciences

Asia Program

Floating Torii photo by Paul Brian


Asian studies at WSU

The Asia Program at Washington State University offers both a bachelor of arts and minor in Asian studies, as well as two certificate programs in East Asian studies.

The rich cultural heritages of East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East are examined through course work in language, literature, history, culture, philosophy, art, religion, anthropology, political science, and film.

Study abroad is very strongly encouraged.

Arabic and Korean languages

Great news for our Asian studies students and all who are interested in learning an Asian language: Two additional Asian languages are now offered on the Pullman campus, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. We hope you will make use of these exciting opportunities to gain an in-depth knowledge of another culture! Please see for more information.


Echoes of Asia photo exhibit Study abroad


Spring Events

"East Meets West" Lecture Series

The WSU Asia Program invites you to the spring 2017 "East Meets West" lecture series Feb. 23–25. This semester's theme is "World War II Connections," and all lectures and activities are open to the public. View the schedule for full details.

Call for Papers

Undergraduates are invited to submit papers for presentation at the Columbia Basin Undergraduate Research Symposium in Asian Studies. Deadline is March 26. See the Call for Papers for complete details.


Asia Program, PO Box 644030, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4030 • 509-335-5139 • Contact Us