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Asian American Studies

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What is Asian American Studies?

In this major, you’ll gain training in the humanities. You will learn more about race, gender, sexuality, diversity, citizenship, and globalization. You’ll learn how to identify and consider theory issues and methods. You’ll also improve your understanding of Asian American history, experiences, and current issues. This will also help you in understanding race and diversity across the United States as a whole.

Career Options

  • Human resources
  • Government
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Teaching
  • Social work

Post-Graduation Success1

84% employed or continuing education

54% employed after graduation

29% attending graduate school

1% volunteering

$51,527 average starting annual income

Sample employer destinations: Epic Systems, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Allstate Insurance Company View All

Sample grad school destinations: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, Columbia University View All

Academic Profile Middle 50% 2

24 - 30 ACT score

1170 - 1450 SAT score

3.26 - 3.80 high school GPA

Graduation & Retention3

4.0 years to degree

92% freshman retention rate

72% four-year graduation rate

85% six-year graduation rate

Annual Program Costs

Illinois Resident

  • Tuition: $12,036
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,180
  • Total: $31,390

Non-Resident

  • Tuition: $29,178
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $48,872

International

  • Tuition: $31,552
  • Fees: $4,174
  • Expenses4: $15,520
  • Total: $51,246
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