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American Studies, B.A.

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University rank #156 (QS) , MN,
The American Studies program offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American Society. The program provides a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of critical issues to American society, with an emphasis on deep historical, cultural, and political understandings.


Majoring in American Studies provides an opportunity for students to pursue particular interests while gaining broad training in a variety of topics and interdisciplinary scholarship. The program of study provides opportunities for the development of writing, critical and creative thinking, and research skills, which culminate in the Senior Project. The Senior Seminar is a year-long course of study limited to graduating seniors in American Studies, giving a chance for undergraduates to work closely with the faculty member in developing and undertaking a major research project which serves as the capstone for the undergraduate program. This unique process allows students to use their skills and knowledge to conduct original research or creative work, which reflects their interests and expertise on a particular topic.
In addition, the Department of American Studies cooperates with the Departments of African-American and African Studies, American Indian Studies, Chicano & Latino Studies, and Asian American Studies, which makes it possible for students to concentrate their studies in one of those cultural areas.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Migrants, Refugees, Citizens, and Exiles: The U.S. on an Immigrant Planet 
  • Comparative Genders and Sexualities 
  • Americans Abroad: Rethinking Travel, Culture, & Empire

For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

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    25960 USD/year
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  • National

    14760 USD/year
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Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 USD/month
    Living Costs

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