Undergraduate Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies
Bachelor of Science in American Studies

American studies majors select at least one specialty option to complete their major requirements:

American Culture and Identities
Culture and Natural Environments
General American Studies
Pre-Law Studies

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  • Baccalaureate core: 48 credits
  • College of Liberal Arts Core: 10-15 credits
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science requirements: 15-24 credits
  • American Studies major requirements: 36 credits
  • Specialty Option: (21-23 credits) option selection is required
  • Electives as needed for 180 credits

Degree Checklist

American Studies Curriculum Checklist (PDF) 2021-2022 catalog year

American Studies Curriculum Checklist (PDF) for students admitted before Fall 2021

American Studies Transfer Guides

American Studies transfer guides provide students with courses they can take at an Oregon Community College to complete major requirements.

Four-Year Sample Plan

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each student based around unique interests, goals and transfer work.

American Studies Sample Plan (PDF)