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2023/2024 University Catalog 
2023/2024 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian Studies, B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences

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(Major Code: 03011) (SIMS Code: 111101)

All candidates for a degree in liberal arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements .” No more than 48 units in Asian studies courses can apply to the degree.

A minor is not required with this major.

Impacted Program

The Asian studies major is an impacted program. To be admitted to the Asian studies major, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Complete preparation for the major;
  2. Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units;
  3. Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To complete the major, students must fulfill the degree requirements for the major described in the catalog in effect at the time they are accepted into the premajor at SDSU (assuming continuous enrollment).

Major Academic Plans (MAPs)

Visit for the recommended courses needed to fulfill your major requirements. The MAPs website was created to help students navigate the course requirements for their majors and to identify which General Education course will also fulfill a major preparation course requirement.

Language Requirement

Competency (equivalent to that attained through three semesters or five quarters of college study) in one Asian language, unless specifically waived by the undergraduate adviser. Refer to section of catalog on “Graduation Requirements .”

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See “Graduation Requirements ” section for a complete listing of requirements.


A minimum of 27 upper division units of Asian Studies courses numbered 300-599.

Courses from other departments [or cross-listed courses] acceptable for the Asian Studies major include:


Other Asian-content courses may be applied to the major with written approval of the undergraduate adviser.

*Acceptable when of relevant content.

^Indicates course with prerequisites not included in requirements listed above.

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