What will I learn?

American Studies is designed for the student interested in the interdisciplinary study of American culture. It encourages flexibility and innovation within a general structure of areas of interest, including but not limited to: Cultural Studies; Southwest Studies; Environment, Science and Technology; Popular Culture; Gender and Sexuality Studies; Race, Class and Ethnicity. The student will work closely with an undergraduate advisor in putting together the major and must receive the advisor’s approval for all course work. Nine hours of courses in American Studies may overlap with Arts and Sciences group requirements.

Online Availability: Degree Completion

Career Opportunities

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the United States and its Pre-Columbian and colonial predecessors, and including the flow of immigrants from other societies.

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$25,235.00 per year
Application deadline

Expected March, June, October 2022

Start date

17 January 2022

Venue

College of Arts and Sciences

MSC 03 2120, Ortega Hall 201,

1 University of New Mexico,

ALBUQUERQUE,

New Mexico,

87131, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed). Academic Preparation: Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students with the equivalent of 24 college credit hours).

For international students

Secondary Education: Completion of the equivalent of an American upper secondary school education (approximately twelve years of formal education beginning at age six) and have the appropriate diplomas or satisfactory results on leaving examinations (if completed).

Academic Preparation: Strong academic preparation or a U.S. equivalent grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale (for freshman applicants) or 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (for transfer students with the equivalent of 24 college credit hours).

English Proficiency: If English is not the first language of the student or not the official language of the country, the student must submit official results of either the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - minimum score 6.0; the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - minimum score 520 paper-based, or 68 Internet-based; Cambridge C1 Advanced/C2 Proficiency - 180; Duolingo English Test - 95; Pearson Test of English - 47.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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