The B.A. in American Studies program within the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences enables students to look at the experiences of North Americans and their environment from a variety of historical and contemporary perspectives. Courses are grouped into four emphases:
Students learn to think and write critically, to conduct research, and to appreciate the changing and diverse nature of American life. Students determine appropriate programs of study in consultation with department academic advisors.
Students from western states who select this major may be eligible for a reduced nonresident tuition rate of 150 percent of Arizona resident tuition plus all applicable fees.
See more information and eligibility requirements on the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program web site.
Additional Program Fee: No
Second Language Requirement: No
Minimum Math Requirement: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
Graduates are well equipped to embark on a wide variety of careers in government, education, business, museum and foundation work, journalism and other forms of professional writing, and in other areas where these capabilities are highly valued and sought. The American Studies program also serves as excellent preparation for law school and for graduate programs in fields such as American studies, English, journalism, history and art history. Ideally suited to careers in which research, analysis and planning play a central role.
Ready to start your future? Contact SHArCS to learn more about the American Studies Program.