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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #651 (QS) Williamsburg, VA, United States
The American Studies Program at the College of William & Mary engages students in the interdisciplinary study of the culture and society of the United States and the Americas, past and present.
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Overview

We offer a bachelor degree in American Studies at the College of William & Mary. We encourage students to cross traditional intellectual boundaries and develop perspectives on American life that are more expansive and critical than those normally found within the limits of a single discipline. 

Working with a wide array of methods, themes, and materials, students discover first-hand our society's rich and often conflicted history of cultural, racial, and sexual diversity.

Key Features 

  • The program's location in the restored colonial capital of Virginia offers students ample opportunities for independent work. 
  • Field trips to Colonial Williamsburg and other nearby historic sites and museums are an integral part of several courses. Students also regularly pursue internships at other museums and foundations, from the Yorktown foundation to the Smithsonian.

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 include: 
  • American Popular Culture and Modern America 
  • Cinema & the Modernization of US Culture 
  • The American Way of War 
  • Sexuality In America 
  • Race, Literature and the Law: Interracialism
  • Utopia in the Americas 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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:

    7

    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.

General Requirements

  • A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
  • The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
  • The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
  • $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 40089 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17434 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Williamsburg

  • 1306 - 2140 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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