Bachelor On Campus

American Studies

University of Mary Washington

48 months
25104 USD/year
25104 USD/year
8678 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Explore the complex nature of U.S. history and culture in Fredericksburg, Virginia, a city rich in Revolutionary, Civil War, and 20th-century history. As an American Studies major at the University of Mary Washington you’ll examine what it means to be an American, from history and politics to literature, music, and film.


You’ll find focus in fields such as anthropology, historic preservation, and gender studies.

The American Studies curriculum from  University of Mary Washington will guide you through U.S. history and culture. You’ll choose from such courses as History of the South, American Legal and Constitutional History, U.S. and Vietnam, 20th-Century U.S., and Urban Politics.

Key facts:

UMW’s American studies majors may find internships at  Smithsonian Institution sites such as the National Museum of the American Indian and the National Museum of American History. Other opportunities come from the National Park Service, George Washington’s Ferry Farm, and the Marine Corps Archives at Quantico.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • American Studies 
  • Issues in Human Rights
  • Topics in American Studies
  • American Foodways
  • American Gender and Sexuality

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UMW accepts both The Common Application and the UMW Application. Please submit the application along with an essay, application fee, or approved waiver.
  • Create a ZeeMee profile to bring your application to life!  Share your passion, talents, and interests through videos or photos directly with your admissions counselor. 
  • Ask your guidance counselor to complete and sign the Secondary School Report, included on the Common Application, and provide a copy of your official high school transcript.
  • Submit at least one letter of recommendation. You may invite your guidance counselor, teacher, or school official.
  • Request your standardized test results be sent directly to UMW (SAT CEEB 5398, ACT 4414)

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    25104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12552 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    25104 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12552 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    8678 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4339 USD per semester during 48 months.


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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