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.
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 scholarship into the classroom.
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.
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 our Academic Advisor through the MyUCLA Message Center.
Prospective and current undergraduate and graduate students may set up an appointment with the Asian American Studies Department Student Advisor.
Provide your 2-week availability (days and times) between the hours of 9:00AM-12:00PM and 1:00PM-4:00PM using one of the message center links above.
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