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Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of General Studies in American Studies

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First- and Second-Year Preparation

Students planning to major in American studies should take AMS 100 and AMS 110 during their first and second years. Students should take AMS 360 no later than the first semester of the third year. As soon as a student decides that American studies is a possible major, he or she should schedule an appointment with the undergraduate director to declare the major and consider concentration options, ideally no later than the second year.

Admission to the Major

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

ENGL 102 or ENGL 105 (unless the student has received a waiver or, for transfer students, an equivalent course), AMS 100 or AMC 101, and AMS 110 or AMS 112are required.

Grade-Point Average Requirements

Minimum Admission Grade-Point Average. Satisfied by a minimum GPA in required admission courses designated above. University Course Repeat Policy will apply.

Admission Grade-Point Average Calculation. The admission grade-point average includes all admission courses above. KU’s course repeat policy applies to grade-point average calculation.

Application Term

Semester in which admission requirements will be completed,normally no later than 60 hours, or for transfer students, normally during the initial term at KU. Application to this major after completion of 60 hours, or the initial term for transfer students, will likely delay graduation.

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