Asian American Community Health Certificate
This certificate introduces UC Berkeley students to the diversity, complexity and challenges in Asian American community health. The Program serves as a foundation for further exploration of these issues in the fields of ethnic studies, public health, anthropology, business administration, digital health technology, social welfare, economics, and political science.
Students will have an opportunity to interact with many guest speakers who are at the forefront of community health research, grassroots activism, and advocacy. Research and field work opportunities will be available based on personal interest and community needs.
This certificate is the first undergraduate certificate in Asian American community health in the United States. It is the culmination of a unique academic-student-community partnership led by the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Asian American Pacific Islander Health Research Group, Asian American Research Center, and Pipeline in AANHPI Community Health.
CAACH Course Requirements
The certificate will have four major components:
(1) One Asian American History course
(2) One Community Health course
(3) ASAMST 143B: Advancing Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities
(4) Research or field work (work-based learning and didactic trainings).
Find course requirements and their terms offered below. Courses indicated with a (*) have variable or unknown term schedules at this time.
For more course options, please review our list of successfully petitioned courses.
ASAMST 20A: Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 20AC: Asian American Communities and Race Relations [Fall 2022]
ASAMST 20C: Cultural Politics and Practices in Asian American Communities [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 121: Chinese American History [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 122: Japanese American History [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 124: Filipino American History *
ASAMST 125: Contemporary Issues of Southeast Asian Refugees in the U.S. *
ASAMST 127: South Asian Migration and Community Formation *
ASAMST 128AC: Muslims in America [Fall 2022]
ASAMST 131: Asian Diaspora(s) from and Asian American Perspective [Fall 2022]
ASAMST 132AC: Islamaphobia and Constructing Otherness [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 145AC: Politics, Public Policy, and Asian American Communities*
ASAMST 150: Gender and Generation in Asian American Families*
ASAMST 151: Asian American Women: Theory and Experience*
ASAMST 151AC: Asian American Women: Theory and Experience*
ASAMST 175: Contemporary Narratives on the Philippines and the U.S.*
ASAMST 178: Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Culture*
SEASIAN 148: Philippines: History, Literature, Performance*
SEASIAN 160: Philippine Cultural Politics*
SEASIAN 10A: Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia [Fall 2022]
SEASIAN 10B: Introduction to the Civilization of Southeast Asia [Spring 2023]
ASAMST 143AC: Asian American Health [Fall 2023] (recommended)
*PH 150E: Introduction to Community Health and Human Development [Spring 2023]
*Public Health is an impacted major and PB HLTH 150E is a major requirement for Public Health majors. During Phase 1 and Phase 2, seats are reserved for Public Health majors and any remaining seats available will be released to non-Public Health majors in the adjustment period. There is no guarantee of enrollment for non-Public Health majors at this time.
*ASAMST 143B: Advancing Health Equity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities [Spring 2023]
*Reserved seating is available for CAACH students, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
ASAMST 197 (Fall & Spring) /199 (Fall)
View field study opportunities here.
How to Enroll
You do not have to have completed any or all of the requirements before you submit the Declaration of Intent Form. Signing up is non-binding and lets us know who is interested in completing the certificate program, so that we can check-in with you and offer reserved seating when available. Students can apply anytime as the Certificate has a rolling deadline.
After you have completed the Certificate requirements, please submit the Completion of Certificate Form at least two weeks after you enroll in your final course requirement(s). Towards the end of the semester, you will need to send your transcript for verification once it is available.
A certificate will be issued upon completion of all course requirements. Applications will be reviewed once final grades are submitted for each semester and certificates will be issued after the review and verification process. Please note, the Certificate will not appear on your transcript.