The Department of Leadership and American Studies offers one major and two minors:

  • Major in American studies
  • Minor in Leadership studies
  • Minor in American studies

Download Leadership (LDSP) course listings through 2015.

Download American Studies (AMST) course listings through 2014.

Be sure to review the Undergraduate Course Catalog for complete details on course descriptions and degree requirements.

The 36-credit hour major in American studies is comprised of four core courses with the remaining courses selected from approved, related courses from various disciplines as determined by the student's chosen concentration in humanities, social sciences or constitutional studies.

Students will work closely with an advisor to ensure their curriculum has coherence, depth, breadth and that it is consistent with the students' future plans. The bachelor of arts degree in interdisciplinary studies requires that students fulfill the liberal learning curriculum, American studies core courses and a concentration in humanities, social sciences or constitutional studies.

The 36-credit hours include:

  • Four American studies core courses - 12-credit hours
plus
  • Humanities concentration - 24 credit hours, or
  • Social sciences concentration - 24 credit hours, or
  • Constitutional studies concentration - 24 credit hours

For all courses within the American studies major, please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

Leadership Studies
The 18-credit hour minor in leadership studies requires students to complete six courses. Five core courses and a minimum of one elective course comprise the 18 credit hours.

The 18-credit hours include:

  • Core courses -- 12 credit hours
  • Elective course -- 6 credit hours

For all courses within the leadership studies minor, please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

American Studies
The 18-credit hour minor in American studies is comprised of three core courses in American studies plus nine additional hours at the 300-400 level chosen in consultation with an assigned departmental advisor from courses approved for the major in American studies.

The 18-credit hours include:

  • Three American studies core courses - 9 credit hours
  • Approved American studies elective courses - 9 credit hours
For all courses within the American studies minor, please refer to the Undergraduate Course Catalog.