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Certificate in Asian Studies (23 units)

A student may earn a Certificate in Asian Studies with a focus on Asian language and global issues. Where applicable, courses used to meet the certificate requirements also may be used to satisfy the General Education requirements, and the major or minor degree requirements of the other departments whose courses are listed as electives for this Certificate.


1. A bachelor’s degree, with a major in a discipline other than Asian Studies. May be completed concurrently;

2. A minimum of two semesters or its equivalent of one of the following Asian languages at CSU Long Beach: Chinese, Khmer, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, or Vietnamese. Lower division units (8) for this Certificate must be fulfilled by language courses in one Asian language. Students may fulfill lower division language units in their selected Asian language through community college transfer, AP credit, or study abroad language courses;

3. Upper division electives (15 units): Select five courses from the following options.

Up to six units of upper division electives may be filled from the following language courses: A/ST 499 (for study abroad upper division language courses); CHIN 301: JAPN 301, JAPN 311

Select electives from the following courses:

GE Category C (Capstone and WI)

  • A/ST 320, A/ST 336, A/ST 393

GE Category C (Capstone)

  • HIST 407; R/ST 331, R/ST 337, R/ST 341

GE Category C (Explorations)

  • CHIN 370; R/ST 344, R/ST 351, R/ST 352

GE Category D (Capstone)

  • A/ST 306, A/ST 307, A/ST 309, A/ST 495; I/ST 317, I/ST 319, I/ST 320, I/ST 355

GE Category E

  • ASAM 340, BLAW 309; CAFF 388; IST 350; LING 329; SOC 462

Other Electives

  • A/ST 490; CBA 300; ECON 300; FIN 300; IS 300

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