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American Studies, Minor

Saint Louis University offers an undergraduate minor in American studies that can be completed in 18 credits, including an introductory course, Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies (ASTD 1000). The minor is open to students in any major program.

The remaining 15 credits are selected from American studies courses. With the approval of the student's faculty mentor, up to six of these credits can be fulfilled by relevant courses offered outside the Department of American Studies.

Required Courses
ASTD 1000Investigating America: An Introduction to American Studies3
American Studies Elective Courses15
American Studies coursework, or courses in other departments as approved by the student’s faculty mentor.
Total Credits18

Continuation Standards

Students who pursue a minor in American studies must earn a 2.00 GPA in the courses approved for completion of the minor. If a student's minor GPA drops below 2.00, the student will be placed on academic program probation within the department. A student may remain on academic probation for no more than two consecutive semesters, or for three semesters total, before being dismissed from the minor.