American Studies

The American Studies program provides students with a broad, yet deep, education about the United States. Students are required to take an interdisciplinary core course that ranges widely both with respect to the themes covered and disciplinary perspectives applied.


Admission Information

  • Apply to either the Humanities or Social Sciences admission categories on the St. George campus
  • Six Grade 12 U or M courses, including English are required
  • Students outside of Ontario should have the equivalent senior high school credits


Honours Bachelor Arts Program

  • American Studies (major and minor options)


First-Year Courses

  • There are no specific first-year courses in American Studies


Advice for First Year

In first year, students are encouraged to choose courses in subjects such as English, political science, history, geography, economics and religion.



Most students combine studies in this area with another focus such as history, cinema studies, geography, political science, or English.

The program emphasizes skills in research, writing, and critical thinking and thus provides an excellent foundation for further work in any of these fields, as well as applied areas such as law, public policy, communications and media, and others.


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First Year