Undergraduate Degrees Offered

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

Degree Requirements

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

  • Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  • College of Liberal Arts Core: 15 credits
  • Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science requirements: 15-24 credits
  • American Studies major requirements: 56 credits
  • Electives as needed for 180 credits

Degree Checklist

American Studies Advising Guide and Curriculum Checklist (PDF)

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

A degree pathway is important to student success. To help you explore your major coursework and for you to begin the process of creating an individualized academic plan, we have created a sample four-year plan for the American Studies major. These plans also include academic and co-curricular opportunities ideas for each academic year.

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)