Students who are intrigued by our department but have settled on a different pathway might opt for the minor. We are keen to encourage those students who seek to heighten their academic experience with the freedom of intellectual thought that our course of study offers.

Students who wish to minor in American Studies must complete 18 credits consisting of

  • three 300-400 level American Studies courses (3 credits each), including 050:310 OR 050:389,
  • three more American Studies courses at any level (3 credits each).

Approved courses from outside of the department can be used to fulfill the American Studies minor. Students should consult with the undergraduate director about what courses may qualify.



Worksheet for MINORS


Please be aware that these courses must be in the American studies Department only. All courses used for the minor must have a grade of C or better.

Students may take the NJ Folk Festival only twice for credit towards the minor.