The Minor


The Minor in South and Southeast Asian Studies allows interested students to acquire a solid introduction to the culture and traditions of the region.



One course (letter-graded) selected from among the following gateway courses: South Asia 1A, South Asia 1B, Southeast Asia 10A or Southeast Asia 10B.


Five additional letter-graded Upper Division courses, totaling 20 units, with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Note that these can include:

— no more than one course from outside of the department;

— and no more than two upper division language courses.

Courses offered by other departments, but that are cross-listed with SSEAS, do count as SSEAS department courses for the purposes of the minor. Non-cross-listed courses offered by other departments may be counted toward the minor upon petition to the Faculty Undergraduate Student Advisor.

How to Declare the Minor

  1. After taking the gateway course (SASIAN 1A or B or SEASIAN 10A or B) contact the student advisor by email and ask to be declared. No paperwork necessary.
  2. All undergraduate minors must be declared no later than one semester prior to a student’s Estimated Graduation Term (EGT). The deadline is the last day of RRR week.
  3. Declaring will put you on a degree list for your estimated graduation term (EGT.) The major advisor will then check to make sure you’ve completed all the required classes, and mark you as approved for the minor. It’s a good idea to keep in touch with the major advisor throughout the process to make sure you are taking the right classes.