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Ethnic Studies (with Option in Asian American Studies), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #759 (BCR) Fullerton, CA, United States
The mission of the Ethnic Studies (with Option in Asian American Studies) Program at California State University Fullerton is to realize the program's vision through creating knowledge, teaching, and serving Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
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Ethnic Studies (with Option in Asian American Studies) Program Goals

  • To promote study and research by, for, and about Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.
  • To teach students about the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the US and in the world.
  • To teach students critical thinking and communication skills.
  • To prepare students for social and community engagement.
  • To advance social justice for Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.


Learning is preeminent at California State University Fullerton. We aspire to combine the best qualities of teaching and research universities where actively engaged students, faculty and staff work in close collaboration to expand knowledge.

Our affordable undergraduate and graduate programs provide students the best of current practice, theory and research and integrate professional studies with preparation in the arts and sciences. Through experiences in and out of the classroom, students develop the habit of intellectual inquiry, prepare for challenging professions, strengthen relationships to their communities and contribute productively to society.

We are a comprehensive, regional university with a global outlook, located in Orange County, a technologically rich and culturally vibrant area of metropolitan Los Angeles. Our expertise and diversity serve as a distinctive resource and catalyst for partnerships with public and private organizations. We strive to be a center of activity essential to the intellectual, cultural and economic development of our region.

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 include

  • Vietnamese Communities in the U.S.
  • Multiple Heritage Asian American and Pacific Islanders 
  • Filipina/o American Experience 
  • The South Asian American Experience 
  • The Korean American Experience 
  • The Chinese American Experience 
  • Introduction to Ethnic Studies 
  • The History of Asian Pacific Americans 
  • Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 
  • Research and Writing in Ethnic Studies 
  • Ethnic Studies Senior Seminar 

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

Below are the general requirements for applying to the University as a freshman international student:

  • Coursework equivalent to senior high school in the U.S.
  • Subject requirements (see details below)
  • English language proficiency (see details below)
  • Above-average class standing
  • Explanation After High School Letter (only if you have graduated from high school when you applied to CSUF)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16399 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16399 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    8613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8613 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    8613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8613 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Non-Resident Tuition Fee: An additional $396 per unit of enrollment

Living costs for Fullerton

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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