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American Studies, Bachelor

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University rank #601 (QS) Northampton, MA, United States
The American Studies program at the Smith College asks how people in these spaces, in the present and in the past, make sense of their world, their relationships and themselves. Because culture includes everything from agriculture and architecture (the cultivation and building of spaces according to social values and desires) to xenophobia and zoos
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The object of inquiry in American studies is culture—usefully defined as a society’s “whole way of life”—the sum of the ways a society and its subjects at once understand and remake the world. Thoughtfully choosing among and combining these, we seek an interdisciplinary understanding of American culture.


The American Studies program at the Smith College helps students to pursue a range of career alternatives. Each year several of our majors go on to doctoral programs, most often in U.S. history, American literature or American studies.

Many of our graduates go on to graduate or professional work that prepares them for careers in law, business, social work, public policy, elementary and secondary education and communications or graduate programs in historic preservation, material culture or museum studies. Over the course of the years, our majors find careers and life choices that are not markedly different from those who have majored in fields such as history, government, sociology and English.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Methods In American Studies
  • Narratives in Internment
  • Symposium in American Studies
  • Writing About American Society
  • American Culture - Conventions and Contexts
  • Seminar: American Society and Culture

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application or Coalition Application
  • Smith Writing Supplement
  • Secondary School Report, including official high school transcript
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Evaluation Forms
  • Midyear Report
  • Early Decision Agreement (if applicable)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    55830 USD/year
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  • National

    55830 USD/year
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Living costs for Northampton

  • 1156 - 2400 USD/month
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