About Asian American Studies

Welcome to Asian American Studies. Our classes are open to all students interested in exploring the experience of people from Asian and Pacific backgrounds in the United States.

These classes fill key graduation and transfer requirements in key areas. The Asian American Studies department offers courses year-round and now offers a certificate in Asian American Studies.

Students can explore experiences of Asian Pacific Americans, particularly their community, culture, and histories. They can explore media stereotypes of Asian Americans, community issues and political participation, growing up in early Chinatown, Angel Island Immigration and Detention Center, early Asian American Women, workplace issues for Asian Americans.

Explore Potential Careers

Studying Asian American Studies can lead to a variety of different jobs or career paths. Below are just some of the many options you will have!

  • Education
  • Law, non-profits
  • Health and medicine
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Public sector
  • Community advocacy
  • The arts

Program Options 

Click on the degree or certificate you're interested in earning to see a sample map of courses to take to complete your goal from start to finish. 

Please note that the course maps provided are just an example to help you get started. Please meet with a counselor to personalize the plan to you and your Academic goals. 

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View Requirements in College Catalog

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Transfer Options

The program coursework you complete at City College will satisfy lower-division requirements for related majors at several colleges and universities. Start planning your transfer by exploring

Asian American Studies programs at the following institutions: 

  • San Francisco State
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara 

Have questions about transfer? Visit the Transfer Center for help, transfer information, and/or to speak with college representatives.