Sep 25, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook

American Studies

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This program of study serves as a foundation for those students who need a broad, diverse liberal education, with the ultimate goal of transfer to another higher education institution. Students typically enter this degree with the intent of majoring in Interdisciplinary Programs at the transfer institution.

This program is designed for the student who does intend to transfer to a baccalaureate degree program.

Degree: Associate of Science

Emphasis: American Studies

Recommended Full-Time Schedule

The following Recommended Full-Time Schedule is not a substitute for academic advising. You must meet with an academic advisor each semester to be cleared for registration. Consult with your advisor about scheduling and degree requirements. Also, see the current undergraduate catalog ( for a complete list of requirements and electives. Requirements are continually under revision, and there is no guarantee they will not be changed or revoked. Contact the academic division or department for current information.

Factors that affect your progression include required Learning Support courses, your choices regarding campus location, course delivery method, and the days and times selected to take classes.

1General Education electives in each category must be chosen from approved courses listed in the General Education Program .

2See senior institution for history requirements.

3Students should consult a faculty advisor to determine appropriate course selections transferable to specific institutions.

Learning Support courses must be taken every semester until completed.

First Year

Second Year

Fall Term (14 semester credit hours)

Spring Term (16 semester credit hours)

  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Natural Science lecture and lab (3/1 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

  • (3 hrs.)
  • 1 Humanities elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Walters State’s approved general education list)1, 3

    1 Elective (3 hrs.) (Select from Behavioral/Social Science)3




Program Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements (41 hours)

Humanities and/or Fine Arts (9 hours)

History (6 hours)

Approved History General Education electives2 6 credits

Mathematics (3 hours)

Approved Mathematics General Education elective (3 hours)

 1,3See note above. Select from:

Natural Science (8 hours)

Approved Natural Science w/Lab General Education electives1, 3   8 credits

Area of Emphasis Requirements (19 hours)

Electives (4 hours)

3See note above. Select from:

  • Behavioral/Social Science
  • EDUC 1010  Freshman Experience

Total Credit Hours 60

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