This is a program devoted to the multi-disciplinary study of cultures and civilizations of Asia. Students may study the rich historical, religious, artistic or literary traditions of the continent, while also engaging with the region’s contemporary dynamic economic, business and social aspects. Students may take advantage of one of the many travel and study abroad programs that work well in conjunction with our program, and will discover that a wide range of opportunities become possible.

For more information, please see the Academic Catalog.

Program Location

Carrollton Campus

Method of Delivery

Face to Face


The University of West Georgia is accredited by The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Credit and transfer

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This program may be earned entirely face-to-face. However, depending on the courses chosen, a student may choose to take some partially or fully online courses.

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UWG is often ranked as one of the most affordable accredited universities of its kind, regardless of the method of delivery chosen.


  • Total tuition costs and fees may vary, depending on the instructional method of the courses in which the student chooses to enroll.
  • The more courses a student takes in a single term, the more they will typically save in fees and total cost.
  • Face-to-face or partially online courses are charged at the general tuition rate and all mandatory campus fees, based on the student's residency (non-residents are charged at a higher rate).
  • Fully or entirely online course tuition rates and fees my vary depending on the program. Students enrolled in exclusively online courses do not pay non-Resident rates.
  • Together this means that GA residents pay about the same if they take all face-to-face or partially online courses as they do if they take only fully online courses exclusively; while non-residents save money by taking fully online courses.
  • One word of caution: If a student takes a combination of face-to-face and online courses in a single term, he/she will pay both all mandatory campus fees and the higher eTuition rate.
  • For cost information, as well as payment deadlines, see the Student Accounts and Billing Services website

There are a variety of financial assistance options for students, including scholarships and work study programs. Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website for more information.


  1. Students are required to complete a total of 16 credit hours (5 courses and a 1hr capstone) to be drawn from at least three different departments. At least 9 credits (3 courses) must be taken at the 4000-level, while no more than 6 hours can be at the 2000 level. We provide a list of courses that qualify for our program. In addition, other courses that contain at least 33% subject material on Asia will qualify for the minor, subject to approval by the Minor Committee. Per USG rules, courses taken to satisfy Core areas A-E may not be counted as coursework in the Minor.
  2. The capstone, XIDS 4000, is a 1hr course required for completion of the minor

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A topic-specific, variable credit course for students who have earned 90 or more hours toward a Bachelor’s degree. The course is 1-3 credit hours and repeatable up to 6 credit hours

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