Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in American Studies requires 120 hours, of which 51 hours must be upper-division courses. You must complete a minimum of 45 hours at UT Dallas to earn a degree. You may add a second major or degree, and up to two minors, if desired, while pursuing an American Studies degree. Internships are encouraged.

The Bachelor of Arts in American Studies is composed of the Texas Common Core Curriculum, American Studies major core courses, two option areas and electives.

Major Requirements

BIS 3320 The Nature of Intellectual Inquiry
and AMS 3302 American Cultures
or AMS 2341 American Studies for the Twenty-First Century

You will also choose two courses from the following:
HIST 3369 United States Foreign Relations
PSCI 3325 American Public Policy
PSCI 3327 American Foreign Policy

Students will take 18 semester credit hours of course work in two of the following disciplinary options:

Course Details

How to Apply

  • Apply to UT Dallas (select School of Interdisciplinary Studies; major American Studies - BA on ApplyTexas)
  • Learn more about UT Dallas admission requirements