New Major Fall 2021: Southeast Asian Studies BA

Published: November 17, 2021

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is excited to announce a brand new undergraduate major, Southeast Asian Studies, starting Fall 2021. Southeast Asia is a critically important area of the world, one with a significant population, with major economic importance, and one that is an epicenter for a number of major global issues. It also lies at the confluence of significant global religious and cultural traditions, offering invaluable comparative dimensions for humanistic study as well. UCLA’s students will have the opportunity to become specialists in this

important, and still frequently overlooked, world area, a training that will offer a range of post-graduate opportunities. To ensure that students gain this experience that spans the region and crosses disciplines, the major will require a combination of foundational training at the introductory level and in a language of the region, followed by broad exposure to multiple dimensions of the region in elective courses.

Students can read more about the major and requirements here: Interested students should contact for more information on how to apply.