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    Apr 17, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
American University Catalog 2023-2024

Asian Studies (Graduate Certificate)

Admission to the Program

Open to students with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent from an accredited institution.

Certificate Requirements

  • 15 credit hours with grades of C or better, including at least 6 credit hours at or above 600-level
  • Capstone Experience: Successful completion of a 3 credit-hour Asian studies research project conducted under the supervision of an Asian studies faculty member. A Substantial Research Paper (SRP) or graduate independent study may be used to fulfill this requirement
  • Graduate Tool of Research Language Exam
  • Compliance with all regulations for a certificate (Graduate Academic Regulations 4.11 5 , 6 )

Course Requirements

Gateway Requirement (3 credit hours)

Complete 3 credit hours from the following:

Concentration (9 credit hours)

Complete 9 credit hours from the following if not taken to fulfill Gateway Requirement, with at least 3 credit hours from a department other than the one in which the student has a primary focus:

Capstone (3 credit hours)

  • 3 credit hours from an approved capstone project course