Florida State University

Asian Studies

College of Social Sciences & Public Policy

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Undergraduate FAQ’s

1. How do I change my major, or add a second major in Asian Studies?

If you are an upper-division student and you would like to change your major or add a second major in Asian Studies, you should email the Undergraduate Academic Program Specialist to schedule an appointment to see whether or not you are eligible to change your major or add a 2nd major in Asian Studies.

Lower-division students should meet with an advisor in Bellamy 105 or Bellamy 106. A list of academic advisors and their contact information can be found online at: https://coss.fsu.edu/beta/academicaffairs/staff/. Students can make an appointment with an advisor in Bellamy 105 or Bellamy 106 by logging in to their my.fsu.edu page, clicking on the CC (Campus Connect) icon on the top left side, and following the prompts to schedule an advising appointment.

Note: Whether you are a lower-division or an upper-division student, you would only be eligible to change into an Asian Studies major if you are on-course to satisfy the milestones of the Academic Map for your term.

2. How can I receive academic credit towards an Asian Studies major for an internship?

Students wishing to earn major academic credit for an internship must meet the following prerequisites: 15 credit hours beyond liberal studies, 3.0 GPA, and instructor approval. Internships must relate to the major in Asian Studies to be potentially approved. In order to obtain the internship application form, please email the Asian Studies undergraduate Academic Program Specialist.

3. Can courses other than those on the approved course list be applied towards the Asian Studies major?

Possibly, yes. All exceptions and course substitutions should be approved by the Program Director or by the undergraduate Academic Program Specialist prior to the start of the semester in which the class is completed. Usually a syllabus or, in the case of A.A. degrees, a degree audit is required to approve exceptions

4. If I want to see an advisor, how can I make an appointment?

Lower-division students may make appointments by logging in to their my.fsu.edu page, clicking on the CC (campus connect) icon, and filling out the remaining prompts to schedule an academic advising appointment. Upper-division students may email the undergraduate Academic Program Specialist directly to request an appointment.

5. How can I verify my proficiency in a modern foreign language and satisfy the language requirement for an International Studies major?

Students with no prior experience in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, or another approved area language will simply complete the three-semester sequence in the foreign language.

Students with language skills in Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, or another approved area language should contact the advisor in the Modern Languages Department (364 Diffenbaugh Building or MLLAdvising@fsu.edu) to inquire about appropriate language placement.

6. Is there any way to get college credit for my previous study of a language?

Yes. If you took a course in high school that grants college credit, FSU will recognize that credit. FSU also grants credit for national, standardized tests (CLEP, AP, IB, etc.) and dual enrollment in Florida. Transfer credit from other universities may also be accepted.