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Overview for South Asian Studies

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of South Asia, defined as including Afghanistan, India, the Maldives, Myanmar (Burma), Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and related borderlands and island groups; and including the study of migration patterns and overseas diasporas.

Careers for South Asian Studies Majors

A major in South Asian Studies is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in South Asian Studies

Top 5 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of South Asian Studies among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Wellesley College
Wellesley, MA
Highly Selective$38,062 
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
Most Selective- 
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Most Selective$38,970 
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Brown University
Providence, RI
Most Selective$38,048 
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI
Moderately Selective$23,059 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.