Develop a Transferable Skillset for Diverse Career Pathways and Participate in Opportunities to Advance Social Justice in the Community.
We prepare students to enter a global and diverse workforce. Our curriculum helps students develop essential skills, such as compassion, communication, critical thinking, cultural competence and leadership. We also offer opportunities for students to produce creative works and collaborate with faculty on community service projects.
Our students and alumni utilize their skillsets to create change in their communities, build social movements and advocate for social issues in diverse industries, including technology, law, administration, media, finance, education, sociology and much more.
“The best part of my experience in Asian American Studies was learning about and collaborating with a passionate and committed community. The level of camaraderie, intimacy and sincerity among peers, faculty and families in the Asian American Studies department is absolutely incredible! Everyone has their own distinct narrative, and this community embraces each one, providing a platform for individuality and togetherness all at the same time.”
Amy Guan, B.A. ’04
Degree Program Data
Please note: Data based on Spring 2021. SF State has ~ 25,000 total undergraduate students.
AAS Curriculum Encourages Students to Affect Change in Diverse Communities
AA S 301: Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage Class
Students produced storybooks about Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage to fundraise for a summer program serving children of mixed heritage.
AA S 323: Chinese American Identities
Students worked with the Chinese Progressive Association, NICOS, and the Community Youth Center to research the economic status of families living in single-room occupancy hotels.
AA S 595: Asian American Communities and Public Policy
Students collected data on refugees from Burma and Bhutan, Mongolian undocumented families and residents of the Bayview Hunters Point; $350,000 in funds have been raised by using the data collected from this class to write strategic plans and grants.
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Learn more About the Bachelor's Degree Pathway
To view the full course list, please visit Bachelor's Degree Pathway.
Planning Sheet Forms
Supervision Course Forms
To enroll in an AAS supervision course, a registration form is required. Please fill out and email completed forms to your instructor. Add codes will be released to you upon review/approval by your instructor. Be sure to use the add code to enroll in the class online before the add deadline.
Declaring AAS as your Minor or Major!
Download the Asian American Studies declaration form.
Available advising centers
Ethnic Studies Advising Center
The Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) serves all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation.
The Advising Hub is a one-stop-shop of all advising needs to ensure students are on a successful path to graduation with support from General Education and minor advisors.
Undergraduate Advising Center
UAC is the home base for freshmen during their first year and undeclared major students at SF State.
Undergraduate admissions counselors Are available to provide guidance
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or concerns.
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