American Studies at Oklahoma State University offers you a systematic understanding
of the culture and society of the United States of America from a multidisciplinary
Why American Studies at OSU?
Students interested in identity, social power and social responsibility will connect
with teachers and peers in a supportive environment in our small, discussion-based
Our curriculum allows you to tailor your coursework from a range of courses and cultural
studies before completing the two required courses: Theories and Methods of American
Studies and Senior Seminar in American Studies.
Instead of preparing you for a single occupation, American Studies coursework prepares
students to think, explore and put knowledge into practice. Our graduates enjoy successful
careers in a variety of fields:
Journalism and Communications
Courses like Introduction to Digital Humanities, Native American Arts and Culture,
and Tulsa Public Cultures take students into local communities to network with artists,
cultural institutions and non-profit organizations.
American Studies students have the option of taking an internship related to the humanistic
or social scientific study of American culture, politics and society.
American Studies coursework is also perfect preparation for the pursuit of advanced
degrees in literature, history, social work and the law, among other areas.