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American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Monroe, NY, United States
American Studies is an interdisciplinary liberal arts program at SUNY Old Westbury. Courses in the program examine the history and culture of the United States, social and economic structure, forms of cultural expression, and political and legal institutions.
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Overview

These courses integrate history, sociology, literature, and media studies and are designed to encourage the development of critical thinking, debate and clear expository writing. American Studies courses emphasize the diversity of American Society and the experiences of ordinary life, paying particular attention to ethnic, gender, and other forms of social inequality. Courses examine institutions of power and control and the ways people attempt to change society.

Work in the American Studies program at SUNY Old Westbury is designed to combine a liberal arts education with career preparation. The program also offers students the ability to develop a field of study in the following areas: U.S. History and Society, Media Studies, African American History and Culture and Women’s Studies.

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: 

  • Themes in U.S. History
  • Introduction to African American Studies
  • Introduction to Women’s Studies
  • Contemporary U.S. Society
  • US Social Movement
  • African American History 
  • Problems in US Environmental History
  • Latina/o History

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    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

    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.

  • Minimum required score:

    513

    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.

General Requirements

  • SUNY College at Old Westbury accepts The SUNY Online application and The Common Application.
  • Freshman must submit a high school transcript and official results from the ACT or SAT I examinations. It is recommended that you have scores sent directly from the testing agency.
  • Complete and submit Old Westbury’s required Supplementary Essay.
  • Often, the admission process includes a review of letters of recommendation and the submission of mid-year or mid-semester grades. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8490 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3535 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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