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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

American Studies Major (BA)

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American Studies Department  | College of Liberal Arts 

Program Declaration

At time of admission to the University or by completion of an Undergraduate Program Add/Change form .

Degree Requirements

If this is the student’s only or primary major, the degree requirements below must be completed for graduation. See graduation requirements  for more information.



Major Requirements

Complete at least 30 credits from ten courses including one introductory course, one discipline-based survey course, three courses from a declared major track, four electives and one senior capstone.

Major track: Students must declare a track in one of the following: media and culture, social movements and identity formation, or migration and empire.
Pass/fail: No more than one course taken pass/fail may be applied toward the major.
Residency: At least five courses for the major must be completed at UMass Boston.
Course level: At least three courses applied toward the major must be at the 300-level or higher (in addition to the capstone).
Independent study: No more than one independent study may be applied toward the major.

Course Requirements

Introductory Course (3 Credits)

Discipline-Based Survey Course (3 Credits)

Major Track (9 Credits)

Choose a major track from the following:

Electives (12 Credits)

Complete four additional AMST courses.

Capstone Course (3 Credits)

Take one course from the list below.

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