BA in Asian and Pacific Studies

The BA in Asian and Pacific Studies is an inter-disciplinary major which will enable students to develop a grounded and sophisticated understanding of Asia as a region, countries within Asia, and the peoples, cultures, thought systems and histories of Asia.  It offers a range of courses on East Asian Studies; Southeast, South, and West Asian Studies; Art, Culture, and Society of Asia; and Politics and Economics of Asia.  Students are encouraged to pursue study abroad at an HPU student exchange program to complete part of the degree requirements.

The Asian and Pacific Studies program is undergoing significant changes and updated information will soon be made available. In the meanwhile, if you have any questions of concerns please do not hesitate contact Dr. Matt LoPresti at or 808-544-0207. 

Degree Requirements   

Sample 4-Year Plans

Capstone presentation for the BA in Asian and Pacific Studies:


Graduating Senior, Dessie Miller, giving her capstone presentation for the completion of the BA in Asian and Pacific Studies. Following her study abroad experience in China, Dessie returned to present her research on the contemporary Universal Suffrage movement in Hong Kong.