This Transfer Degree Road Map applies to the following catalog year(s):

The Transfer Degree Road Map on this page presumes the completion of lower division General Education, the United States History and Government requirements, and lower division core requirements for this major. See General Education Rules for more information. Lower division major requirements can be found by looking at the 4-Year Degree Road Map for this major. Refer to ASSIST for transfer information and articulation of courses taken at California Community Colleges. Verified Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) STAR Act students should use the ADT/STAR Act Degree Road Map for their major.

Once transfer coursework is evaluated, applicants and admitted students can use the Degree Progress Report/Planner to learn which requirements need to be completed.

To meet residency requirements, students must complete a minimum of 30 units at CSUN: 24 units must be upper division, 12 units in the major, and 9 units in General Education.


Transfer Year 1: 1st Semester

Course Units
AAS 311 3
Social Relations and Family. One course from: AAS 350, AAS 450, AAS 453 3
Ethnic and Comparative Experiences. One course from: AAS 345, AAS 355, AAS 361A-Z, or an upper division 3-unit course from another ethnic studies program/department or intermediate-level language course with AAS chair approval 3
Asian American Studies Elective. Any 200-, 300-, or 400-level AAS course, or any 3-unit course in another program/department focused on Asia with AAS chair approval 3
GE B5 Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 1: 2nd Semester

Course Units
AAS 360 (meets GE Upper Division F Comparative Cultural Studies) 3
AAS 390/F 2/1
Law, Policy and Institutions. One course from: AAS 347, AAS 417, AAS 440 3
Literary and Cultural Studies. One course from: AAS 321, AAS 325A, AAS 325B, AAS 420, AAS 430 3
Elective* 3
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 1st Semester

Course Units
Gender and Sexuality Studies. AAS 340 or AAS 455 3
GE Upper Division from Section C or Section D or  Section F 3
Electives* 9
Total 15

Transfer Year 2: 2nd Semester

Course Units
Asian American Studies Advanced Seminar/Special Topics. AAS 495 or AAS 497 3
Electives* 12
Total 15

*If needed, select upper division electives to total a minimum of 40 units upper division overall required for the bachelor’s degree.