Asian Studies – Online Minor

Pursue your interests in Asia and Asian culture online

The impact of Asian culture, philosophy, religion and history on the rest of the world is increasingly prevalent. That puts people who have an understanding of Asia and its influences in an advantageous position both professionally and personally.

By earning an undergraduate minor in Asian studies online with Oregon State University, you’ll develop a strong foundation of knowledge and cultural awareness that will enhance your life as a world citizen and better prepare you for career success.

This interdisciplinary minor, offered online by Oregon State’s College of Liberal Arts, offers you the ability to analyze and articulate modern and historical policy issues in Asia. You’ll also study Asian art, peoples, religion, traditions and more.

A minor that's ideal for students in any major

No matter what your academic background is, earning a minor in Asian studies online will serve you well. This program is a great fit if you’re majoring in fields such as business, engineering, sciences or anything in the liberal arts and have a particular interest in Asia.


A total of 27 to 29 credits are needed to earn your Asian studies minor online. Curriculum details and requirements are available on Oregon State’s academic catalog.

Sample course topics

  • Peoples of the world: Japan and Korea
  • Late Chinese art and culture
  • International business
  • Asian Pacific American activism and empowerment
  • International politics of Asia Pacific
  • Modern China and Japan
  • History of Buddhist philosophy
  • U.S.-China relations
  • Chinese culture

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.