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Asian American Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Claremont, CA, United States
Study the history, culture and experiences of Asian American Studies from a multidisciplinary perspective, and venture outside the classroom with community and social justice work at Pomona College.
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Asian American Studies at Pomona College is a rigorous, multidisciplinary intercollegiate program that emphasizes social justice, critical thinking and forward-looking analysis of the history, society, culture and experiences of Asians in the United States.

Learning outcomes

You will take courses in anthropology, cultural studies, economics, ethnomusicology, gender and feminist studies, history, literature, psychology, sociology, media analysis, performance studies, queer studies, racial politics and transnationalism.

As an Asian American Studies major or minor, you will integrate this range of approaches with innovative community work and learning opportunities in the greater Los Angeles area.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Asian American Food Politics
  • Tattoos in American Pop Culture
  • Racial Politics of Teaching
  • Health Inequities
  • Social Documentation
  • Asian American and Multi-Racial Community Studies
  • Community Health
  • Asian Americans and Non-Profits
  • Fieldwork: Asian Americans
  • Asian American Voices
  • Zines in Asian America
  • Pacific Islanders and Education
  • Pacific Islanders in Education
  • Participatory Action Research
  • Intro to Asian American History
  • Body Modification in Asia, Pacific, America
  • Science, Technology, Asian America
  • South Asian American Experiences
  • Race, Empire, Filipina/o America
  • Asian American Women's Experiences
  • Visual Culture at the Margins
  • Asian Americans and the Law
  • Mixed Race Experience

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s)
  • School Report and Counselor Recommendation
  • Mid-Year Report
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • One-time, non-refundable application fee of $70 or fee waiver
  • Test scores for international applicants
  • Standardized test scores

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56284 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56284 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Claremont

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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