American Studies (Honors), B.A. | Stanford University | Stanford, United States
48 months
57693 USD/year
57693 USD/year
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The mission of the undergraduate program in American Studies (Honors) from Stanford University is to provide students with a broad understanding of American culture and society.


Key facts

Building on a foundation of courses in history and institutions, literature and the arts, and race and ethnicity, students learn to analyze and interpret America's past and present, forging fresh and creative syntheses along the way. 

The American Studies (Honors) program from Stanford University is an interdisciplinary major and, beyond the core requirements of the major, students may define and pursue their own interests from fields such as history, literature, art, communication, theater, African American studies, feminist, gender & sexuality studies, economics, anthropology, religious studies, Chicana/o-Latina/o studies, law, sociology, education, Native American studies, music, and film. 

The program expects undergraduate majors to be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are used in evaluating students and the undergraduate program. Students are expected to demonstrate:

  • ability to think about American culture and society in sophisticated, interdisciplinary, historically-informed ways, drawing on coursework in: history and institutions; literature, art, and culture; comparative race and ethnicity; and each student's individualized thematic focus

  • ability to identify and critically to assess different disciplinary, methodological, and interpretive approaches to the study of Americans and their past

  • ability to produce their own persuasive, nuanced, fact-based interpretations reflecting a close critical reading and analysis of relevant primary or secondary sources

  • ability to express their interpretive and analytical arguments in clear, effective prose.

  • ability to listen actively and to contribute to productive intellectual discussion in class

Career options:

The program is designed to provide students majoring in American Studies with excellent preparation for further study in graduate or professional schools as well as careers in government, business, journalism, entertainment, public service, the arts, and other fields.

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Perspectives on American Identity (WIM course for American Studies)
  • Colonial and Revolutionary America
  • Nineteenth Century America
  • Madwomen and Madmen: Gender and the History of Mental Illness in the U.S.
  • Exploring American Religious History
  • America at Play: A History of Leisure in the United States
  • Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • American Economic History
  • The Fourth "R": Religion and American Schools

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Coalition Application  or Common Application 
  • $90 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver request 
  • ACT or SAT (Writing/Essay not required) (refer to testing for score reporting policies)
  • School Report and counselor letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript(s)
  • Letters of recommendation from two teachers
  • Midyear transcript (by February 15)
  • Standardized testing is one of the application requirements that can highlight academic preparedness. There are no minimum test scores required to be admitted to Stanford, and there is no score that guarantees admission. At Stanford, we review applications holistically, meaning every component of the application is valuable to us as we get to know each student.

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Stanford

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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