• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

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.

Career

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 intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Senior Year Experience: American Studies Capstone
  • Independent Study in American Studies
  •  The Law And American Studies
  •  Civic Engagement And Public Values
  • Individualized Studies
  • American Arts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    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:

    6.5

    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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General Requirements

  • Application and Fee
  • Letters of Recommendation: Two letters of recommendation from a teacher or counselor who knows you well and can attest to your academic potential and personal characteristics.
  • A written essay/personal statement: One essay/personal statement, approximately 250-650 words in length, which will assist the Admission Committee in reviewing your application. The essay/personal statement you submit must consist solely of your own original work.
  • Course descriptions or syllabus (in English) from each post-secondary school attended (transfer applicants only).
  • Official test scores and other educational materials must be sent directly from the testing authority or institution.
  • Official transcripts, diplomas, and leaving examination scores from secondary and post-secondary schools (in English). 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    45832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45832 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    45832 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 45832 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

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Funding

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