Kristin Matthews, Coordinator
4160 JFSB, (801) 422-5295
College of Humanities Advisement Center
1175 JFSB, (801) 422-4789
The American Studies degree program is open enrollment.
The American Studies major examines the sweep of American experience, society, culture, and civilization from a variety of viewpoints—literature, history, gender, humanities, regions, politics, ethnic groups, geography, art, economics, religion, and folklore—based in core courses designed to examine the American experience from a variety of standpoints. Majors are encouraged to develop particular skills in writing; literary criticism; historical research; and social, political, and economic analysis. The program provides not only rich interdisciplinary experience but also exposure to a variety of excellent scholars and teachers.
On graduation, American Studies students are usually qualified to enter graduate and professional schools (for law, MBA, MPA, PhD), government or community service, or advanced graduate studies in the liberal arts, including American studies, American civilization, American culture, American history, and American literature.
To receive a BYU bachelor's degree a student must complete, in addition to all requirements for a specific major, the following university requirements:
Students should see their college advisement center for help or information concerning the undergraduate programs.