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American Studies

Rider University

48 months
43720 USD/year
43720 USD/year
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American Studies is an interdisciplinary major at Rider University that explores American culture and identity We study literature, history, film, food, media, music, philosophy, art, and politics to achieve a multi-layered understanding of our society and what it means to be American. 


American Studies at Rider University has an intimate, open atmosphere and a curriculum unencumbered by traditional disciplinary boundaries, a place for freewheeling conversations about the American experience. 

American Studies is more than just a curriculum. We sponsor social gatherings, networking opportunities, a distinguished-speaker series, an American Studies Club, and an active alumni club. If you choose American Studies as a major or minor, you will enjoy new friendships and receive individual attention extending far beyond the classroom.

The Honors program

The American Studies Honors program gives seniors the opportunity to write a culminating paper on a topic of their choice under the supervision of a mentor. Topics can come from a variety of disciplines, including history, cinema, literature, or popular culture.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Growing Up American 
  • American Myth in Literature, Landscape, and Music 
  • Special Topics in American Studies 
  • Alfred Hitchcock in America 
  • American Folklore 
  • The New South in Literature, Music and Film 
  • Studies in American Jewish Culture 
  • American Popular Culture 
  • Religion in America 
  • Poetry and Poetics in American Culture 
  • Hip Hop and American Culture 
  • American Identity in the Arts 
  • American Photography 
  • American Gothic 

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

  • Complete the Application
  • The $50 application fee is non-refundable and may be paid online via credit card or by check
  • Submit Your Transcript(s)
  • Submit Evidence of English Language Proficiency
  • Submit one of the essay topics requested in the application.
  • Submit 1 letter of recommendation.
  • Submit proof of finances

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21860 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    43720 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21860 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Princeton

2022 - 4977 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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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