Graduate Minor in Asian American Studies

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The Asian American Studies Department offers a graduate minor in Asian American Studies that is interdisciplinary in nature. The graduate minor is designed to complement the graduate work of the students' area of concentration.


Students must be in good academic standing in a graduate or professional program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and demonstrate an interest in Asian American Studies. In order to apply, graduate students need to meet with the Associate Head of Asian American Studies and complete a Curriculum Change/ Transfer of Credit Request with the Graduate College. The link to this graduate student request form can be found here:

This form will need to be signed by the graduate student’s home department and then the Associate Head of Asian American Studies. The graduate student then needs to file this form with the Graduate College.



Required Courses:

Required Hours

AAS 501 or AAS 561


AAS 590


Two graduate courses from an approved list of Asian American Studies courses at either the 400 or 500 level.


Total Hours:


Other Requirements:

In addition to the minor requirements, students must also complete the requirements of their major degree. Only 4 hours of course credit can be cross-listed with the students’ disciplinary unit. Please contact your department for more information.

For the Graduate Minor in Asian American Studies to appear on the academic transcript, the student must successfully petition the Graduate College to add the Graduate Minor in Asian American Studies to their academic records. Please refer to the Graduate College Handbook for details.