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Asian and Asian American Studies

Undergraduate Programs

Certificate in Asian American Studies (code A/STCT02)

Students pursuing any approved degree or credential degree or credential program of the University may concurrently earn this certificate. Courses taken to meet the requirements may simultaneously be used, where applicable, to meet General Education requirements or the degree or credential requirements of cooperating departments. Certification of successful completion of requirements will be issued upon the recommendation of the Department Chair.


  • 1. A bachelor's degree with a major other than Asian American Studies. May be completed concurrently;
  • 2. A minimum of 30 units distributed as follows:
    • A. Take all of the following courses:
      • ASAM 120 Asian American History (3)
      • ASAM 221 Contemporary Issues in Asian America (3)
      • ASAM 305 Theories and Methods in Asian Studies and Asian American Studies (3)
      • ASAM 345 Asian American Community Analysis (4)
      • ASAM 360 Studies in Asian American Literature (3)
      • ASAM 495 Seminar in Asian American Studies (3)
    • Take one of the following:
      • ASAM 200 Asian American Inter‑Ethnic Relations (3)
      • ASAM 319 The Ethnic Experience in the U.S. (3)
    • B. Take additional courses selected from the following:
      • ASAM 260, 310, 321, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335I, 340, 341, 342, 346, 347, 352, 353, 370, 381, 490, 495, 499.

Interested students should apply to the department office.