B.A. On Campus

American Studies

College of William & Mary

48 months
40089 USD/year
40089 USD/year
17434 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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