In 2001, UCLA established an Interdepartmental Degree Program (IDP) in Southeast Asian Studies, the first of its kind in Southern California. The IDP offers Bachelor's degrees, minors and honors programs. Students in the IDP and in other departments may choose from a wide variety of courses about Southeast Asia. Candidates for the degree in Southeast Asian Studies must complete two years of a Southeast Asian language, and most spend some time in Southeast Asia.
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UCLA does not offer an MA or Ph.D in Southeast Asian Studies, but there are ample opportunities for graduate study related to Southeast Asia under the auspices of various departments, including History, Anthropology, Political Science, Asian Languages and Cultures, Asian American Studies, Ethnomusicology, World Arts and Cultures, and Public Health. Prospective students must first apply for admission to the relevant department. Graduate study at UCLA
Quarter Course Lists
Each quarter UCLA offers a wide range of courses about Southeast Asia. Up each year for the past five years, UCLA shows its commitment to the development of a premiere institution for the study and research of Southeast Asian Studies at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
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Guide to selected resources on Southeast Asia
Our library has one of the finest Southeast Asia research collections in the country, managed by a specialist bibliographer, with extensive vernacular holdings in Filipino, Indonesian, Thai and Vietnamese.