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American Studies, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (ARWU) Bozeman, MT, United States
The American Studies program at the Montana State University is designed to meet the needs of students, including non-traditional majors and lifelong learners, who want to pursue a flexible, multi-disciplinary curriculum in American Studies. 
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Overview

Students in the American Studies at the Montana State University explore the experiences and values of the people of the United States as embodied in their history, literature, art, and other forms of cultural expression.

Focus Areas

All undergraduate students are required to choose one of three program focus areas:

  • American Arts - Students explore the creative role of music, film, and popular culture in shaping American values, desires, tastes, and behavior. They are invited to examine the ways in which the visual arts have shaped, and are a product of, the social, economic, and political developments that have defined the American experience.
  • American History - Students acquire a broad understanding of the interplay of culture, society, and political change in America's past, present, and future. This focus explores how present day problems are contingent on past actions and belief systems.
  • American Literature - Students will read poetry and prose, fictional and dramatic works of representative American writers. They will acquire an understanding of critical approaches to the study of literature, and of the relationship between culture and literary studies.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

  • The American Studies program offers the unique opportunity for qualified undergraduate students to enter the American Studies Master of Arts program after completing three years of undergraduate coursework. 
  • Students seeking to pursue this option should begin planning their coursework during their freshman year. To learn more about this program, please visit the American Studies Undergraduate Graduate page.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    71

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    525

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Admission Application: An application for admission may be submitted online or downloaded and printed; if completing the paper application, please return the completed and signed application form to the Office of Admissions. The application may also be obtained from a high school counselor or directly from the Office of Admissions.
  • High School Transcript: After graduation, a complete and official transcript must be sent directly from the high school to the Office of Admissions. Courses completed, GPA (on a 4.0 scale), rank in class (if available), and official date of graduation must be indicated on the transcript.
  • Approved High School Equivalency Exam: If an approved high school equivalency exam was taken in lieu of high school graduation, an official score report/transcript must be sent directly to the Office of Admissions from the Department of Education from the state in which the exam was given.
  • ACT/SAT Scores.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    27400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27400 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7770 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7770 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Bozeman

  • 1099 - 2280 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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