Students majoring in American Studies complete a minimum of 120 credits to earn a bachelor’s degree: 49-51 credits of core courses, 27-29 elective credits, and 42 credits (14 courses) of major courses.
Four required interdisciplinary foundational courses (12 credits):
Students choose a minimum of five additional elective courses in consultation with their advisor and with approval from the program coordinator.
Students also produce an original piece of scholarly research and publicly present it during the fall semester of senior year. American Studies majors are encouraged, but not required, to study abroad and participate in an internship. Students planning to study abroad should do so in the fall of their junior year.