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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
DeLand, FL, United States
The American Studies program of Stetson University is both challenging and supportive. We give you the mental tools to take on challenging work more easily.
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The American Studies program of Stetson University also supports Stetson American Studies International, an exchange program for international students of American studies, and the Student Research in Science and Religion program, which allows you to research topics related to the cultural impact of science and religion. Through American studies, you can also pursue experiential learning projects, teaching internships and internships at public history sites.

A unique feature of the American studies program is the Focus Area, which enables you to shape over a third of your major or minor yourself. You will have the opportunity to focus on topics that interest you and explore connections across fields. With the Focus Area, you can enrich your study of the arts with courses in literature, music and photography, or to understand American politics, you can take courses in political science, sociology and history.

Career Outlook

A degree in American Studies has traditionally been one of the paths to a graduate education in law or public policy, but students in Stetson's American Studies program will find a variety and breadth of different opportunities for them, including entry into education, human resources, travel industry, insurance and writing-related career sectors. More than 40% of career openings are for candidates with 0-2 years of experience, indicating a strong demand for new graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Black Experience I: Ancient Africa to U.S. Antebellum
  • Black Experience II: U.S. Reconstruction to Present
  • Africana Literature
  • American Art
  • American History
  • Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in American History: 1600 to Present

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

  • 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.

General Requirements

  • The Stetson University Application
  • A $50.00 non-refundable fee must accompany your application for admission
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample
  • All international applicants for admission who do not come from an English-speaking country or who have not attended an English-speaking school for at least three years must provide proof of English proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    49500 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24750 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 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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