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)

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 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 a degree plan that works best for each student.

Bachelor of Arts - American Studies Sample Plan (PDF)
Bachelor of Science - American Studies Sample Plan (PDF)