Undergraduate Study

  • Asian American Studies Course Petition

    Looking to petition a course in fulfillment of Asian American Studies major, minor, or graduate concentration requirements? Complete the following form and attach the course syllabus of the course to be reviewed.


  • UCLA Impacted Courses

    From the Registar Office website:

    Undergraduate students cannot drop an impacted course after Friday of the second week of a term for other than exceptionally extenuating circumstances. Classes dropped after second week carry a transcript notation of the week the class was dropped. For more information, see drop a class. Impacted courses are indicated in MyUCLA class information and on the class detail page in the Schedule of Classes.

Department Academic Advising

Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students may email Undergraduate Student Advisor Dean Dacumos with any questions related to academic advising and admissions: dacumos@asianam.ucla.edu.

AAS Undergrads at 2023 Commencement with Keynote Speaker D’Lo

Undergraduate Program Information

The Asian American Studies educational program performs the following missions: (1) conducts teaching that enables students to learn, think, and practice in a nurturing and intellectually stimulating environment, (2) equips students with theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as analytical and communicative skills reflecting the excellence of the faculty, and (3) prepares students either for advanced graduate studies or for life after college as artists, citizens, community workers, entrepreneurs, political leaders, and professionals.

As an interdisciplinary field, the Asian American Studies curriculum examines the contemporary realities, diverse experiences, and histories of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The topical range of such examination includes community work and development, cultural production (including digital media and creative expression), gender and generational dynamics, immigration and diaspora, political participation, social activism, and transnational encounters.

The teaching and research methods used by faculty members in the Department are interdisciplinary and comparative in nature, with a healthy mix of quantitative, qualitative, interpretive, and applied approaches. These methods develop out of dynamic cross-fertilization among faculty expertise that registers both major intellectual shifts in the field and notable trends from disparate disciplines, professional practices, and epistemological traditions.

Undergraduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in the Asian American undergraduate program at UCLA! The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) program fosters academic support and challenges students to think critically and creatively making the program a leader in its field. The B.A. program features a dynamic and innovative curriculum with outstanding and world-renowned faculty dedicated to teaching and presenting leading scholarships in the classroom.

Application Deadline

All required admission materials can be submitted via the online application between November 1st through 30th. Information for applicants, transfers, counselors and parents can be found here. For more detailed list about undergraduate admission requirements, please visit the UCLA Undergraduate Admissions page.

Transferring Coursework

For details on transfer admission, click here. If you have any questions regarding courses you would like to be reviewed towards major or minor requirements, or other inquiries, please contact the Undergraduate Student Advisor Dean Dacumos, dacumos@asianam.ucla.edu.