Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

The Bachelor of Arts with a major in American studies requires a minimum of 120 s.h., including at least 33 s.h. of work for the major. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in all courses for the major and in all UI courses for the major. They also must complete the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences GE CLAS Core. At least 24 s.h. of credit for the major must be earned at the University of Iowa.

The major stresses broad training in cultural analysis and communication. American studies students may arrange internships (1-3 s.h.) for credit toward their major through the University's Pomerantz Career Center.

Shortly after declaring the major, students should meet with their faculty advisor to explore the range of coursework available and to begin shaping a plan of study. By the second semester in the major, students and their advisor should have agreed upon a plan of study for completing the requirements for the major.

Listed below are the general categories of coursework required to earn the degree; for more specific information on courses, curriculum, and requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in American studies, visit the UI General Catalog.

Coursework Requirements
Title Hours
Introductory courses 12
One additional American Studies course numbered 2000 or above 3
One additional American Studies course numbered 3000 or above 3
Five additional American Studies courses 15
Total Hours 33