• Application Deadline
  • 48 months


This interdisciplinary focus of the BA in American Studies at Pace University encourages critical and creative thinking aimed at drawing connections between diverse fields of study and expertise. Students develop concrete skills in research, organization, written and oral communication, and critical thinking skills that are an asset in careers such as journalism, publishing, teaching, arts management, law, social work, government, and corporate positions.

Students choose from among five tracks to engage scholarly interests and prepare for a career in many areas. The New York, Law, American Arts, and Civic Engagement tracks are designed to appeal to your specific interests or career aspirations. The Individualized Studies track, with the greatest flexibility, allows you to design a major that more specifically fits your interests.


This major has prepared graduates for rewarding careers with a variety of employers such as:

  • MTV/Viacom
  • Oxford University Press
  • Penguin Group
  • Super Duper Records
  • Levine Greenberg Literary Agency
  • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
  • The ASCAP Foundation
  • Bar/None Records
  • Departure Films
  • Firefly Theater Works

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to American Studies
  • Senior Year Experience: American Studies Capstone
  • Independent Study in American Studies
In the American Studies major, students take three required courses, then have the choice to customize their major with 24 credits of major electives in one of five areas of concentration:
  • New York: Urban and Regional Studies
  • Civic Engagement and Public Values
  • The Law and American Studies
  • American Arts
  • Individualized Studies

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

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  • Minimum required score:


    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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Application and Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Written essay/personal statement
  • Transcripts and Test Scores
  • Optional Scholarship Consideration: Applicants for the Carl and Lily Pforzheimer Community Service Scholarship need to submit an essay or list of activites discussing/listing participation and leadership roles in a community service activity.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44714 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    44714 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44714 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 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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