The American Studies undergraduate major requires the completion of 30 credit hours in the following manner.
AMERICAN STUDIES CORE COURSES: 12 CREDIT HOURS
The Junior Seminar (6 credits)
The Senior Series & Capstone Project (6 credits)
Upper Division American Studies Electives: 9 credit hours
A minimum of 9 credits of upper division (300 and 400 level) American Studies electives are needed for the major.
Note: New majors who declare on or after Fall 2010 only may count up to one lower-division AMST course (currently 110, 150, 201, 2020, 211, and 250) toward this requirement.
Upper Division Electives: 9 credit hours
The 9 remaining credit hours may include upper division courses in either AMST courses or allied humanities and/or social sciences courses. This allows our majors to craft a concentration in a particular area by using courses outside of the major. For example, a student interested in US literature and culture may opt to take up to three upper division classes in the English department toward his/her American Studies major requirements.