Asian American Studies

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Asian American Studies

Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department

Student standing in front of a blackboard that says "Welcome to AAS."The Asian American Studies Department is dedicated to academic and community-based goals, including promoting student learning and intellectual growth, stimulating professional growth and development among its faculty and staff, enhancing and empowering Asian/Pacific Islander communities locally and globally, and highlighting relevant social, economic, political, legal, and cultural issues within existing and emerging communities.

Founded in 1990, AAS is a vibrant interdisciplinary department that offers a major/double major and minor in Asian American Studies. Many AAS graduates work in a number of diverse fields, including education, entertainment, journalism, social work, community service, business and law.  Please check out our academic program page for more information on our courses and for advisement information.