The Baylor American Studies Program offers a comprehensive knowledge of American institutions, trends, history and culture. The interdisciplinary program allows students to choose courses according to their interests, professional goals and aspirations. Majors enjoy intellectual stimulation, exposure to undergraduate research, conferences and faculty mentorship.
A degree in American Studies helps prepare students to become responsible critical thinkers who understand the importance of examining political, racial and cultural dynamics in the United States—past, present and future.
The program in American Studies offers a comprehensive knowledge of American institutions and culture and prepares students for the world of practical affairs. The basic program consists of courses in a variety of areas of study, which students may combine according to their cultural and professional objectives.
The graduate program in American Studies is an interdisciplinary program offering comprehensive study in American institutions and culture. The basic program consists of courses in American history and American literature.
"My time in the American Studies program taught me how to choose my own path and gave me the tools to stick to it. I played an active role in my education and regularly interacted with faculty that was invested in my future."
“Baylor's American Studies program provided me with unmatched opportunity to explore my academic interests and to author work in areas I'm passionate about. With faculty guidance, I was able to take courses in and co-author journal articles in the fields of history, sociology, journalism, and public relations.”
"I would recommend this major to a self-motivated student, interested in defying a traditional degree path into the intricacies of what it means to live in the United States."