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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #51 (BCR) Boston, MA, United States
The American & New England Studies Program at Boston University offers an intellectually diverse, flexible, student-centered major in American Studies that explores the richness of the American experience within national and global contexts.
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Overview

By drawing upon a variety of intellectual traditions, students of the American Studies program offered by Boston University learn to understand and interpret disparate American cultures as they are expressed in a range of forms: from seventeenth century buildings to electronic media and from fine art to patterns of political engagement. Majors work with renowned and wide-ranging faculty, located across departments and schools, to tailor their own interdisciplinary course of study to individual interests and goals. Scholarly undertakings might involve analyzing blues lyrics or interpreting beauty pageants, commenting on professional sports or critiquing twentieth-century pulp fiction; but no matter what the project or specific set of classes, students learn to evaluate evidence, structure arguments, and think critically about the world around them. The skills and knowledge gained in the major can help students interested in careers in journalism, education, law, communications, business, and other fields.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the US experience—from a historical and cultural perspective and with an awareness of the global context.
  • Utilize an interdisciplinary approach in advancing an original argument, interpretation, or critique, within the field of American Studies.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in researching a suitably broad range of sources—both primary and secondary—and analyze them appropriately within the relevant disciplinary discourse.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in both written and oral presentations that reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to American Studies
  • American Buildings and Landscapes
  • Special Topics in American Studies
  • American Arts and Society

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    7

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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General Requirements

National
  • Common Application or Coalition Application     
  • High School Transcript
  • Senior Year Grades
  • Counselor Recommendation and School Report Form   
  • Teacher Evaluation
  • Standardized Tests
International
  • Secondary School Records
  • Documentation of Financial Support
  • Copy of Data Page of Passport

Tuition Fee

  • International

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    54720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 54720 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Boston

  • 1560 - 3240 USD/month
    Living Costs

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