New Major at UCI

Starting with Fall quarter 1997 it is now possible to major in Asian American Studies at UCI. It was just last year that a minor was established in the five year old program. UCI was the last UC campus to establish an Asian American Studies program, even though the Irvine campus has the highest proportion of undergraduates of Asian American or Pacific Islander descent among the nine University of California campuses. Gaining major status will allow the program to hire more faculty and offer more classes. At least fifteen to twenty students are expected to declare an Asian American Studies major during the 1997-1998 academic year.