American Studies - Major Transfer Map

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• BACHELOR OF ARTS/BACHELOR OF SCIENCE • PRE-LAW OPTIONS AVAILABLE American Studies examines the history, culture and society of the United States from a multidisciplinary, multicultural and transnational perspective. The program investigates the people and ideas that have shaped the nation using an eclectic array of tools — from sociology and political science to history, literature, cultural and media studies. AMST courses emphasize issues of identity, social power and social responsibility with a particular focus on the importance of race, class, gender and sexuality in American life. In addition to a well-rounded liberal arts education, students in the program learn to conduct research, analyze information, speak clearly, write well and share their knowledge in multiple media formats — skills today’s employers say they most desire. American Studies is an ideal foundational degree for graduate study, including a pre-law option for students considering law school. OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY DEGREE REQUIREMENTS • 40 hours must be upper-division. • A 2.0 overall and 2.5 major GPA are required for graduation with a minimum grade of “C” in each course. • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.


TRANSFER MAP COURSES INCLUDE • American Popular Culture • Arts and American Society • Crime, Law and American Culture • Film and American Society • Introduction to Digital Humanities • Native Arts and Culture • Tulsa Public Cultures • TV and American Society Evening, hybrid and online courses make it easy for students to pursue a degree while working.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly. CREDIT HOURS/SEMESTER

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsaarea schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $5,237.25 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $630 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2017-2018 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students. Possible options for American Studies majors include: • OSU-Tulsa Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarship or • Michael and Suzanne Wallis Scholarship • Regents Distinguished Transfer-Waiver Scholarship Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 918-594-8273 or to learn more.










You can increase the credit hours you take each semester by taking classes online or in a hybrid format, where classes meet one or two times in person and the rest of the time online.


Your Map to Success

Steps to take on your way to earning your OSU degree in Tulsa: FRESHMAN YEAR @ TWO-YEAR SCHOOL


Meet with your academic advisor. Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor.

Meet with your academic advisor.

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Complete admissions application to OSU.

Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to discuss how the credits you’re taking will transfer. Connect with faculty at OSU-Tulsa to learn more about the program and introduce yourself. Your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor can help with this. Submit your FAFSA with school code 003170 along with your OSU application to be considered for scholarships and financial aid.


Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to choose your classes.

Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Network with your peers and build experience for your resume by joining a student organization.

Complete graduation application prior to the beginning of your final semester.

Consider adding a minor or certificate to gain additional skills or pursue your unique interests.

Take AMST 3473, Senior Seminar, during the spring semester.

Polish your research skills by attending workshops at the OSU-Tulsa Library. Research graduate degree and certificate options.

Attend Transfer Day in the spring or fall to finalize your transfer to OSU-Tulsa.

Connect with OSU-Tulsa Career Services to explore internship opportunities and discuss your career goals.

Transfer admission requirements: 2.00 GPA for 60+ hours; 2.25 GPA for 24-59 hours; 2.25 GPA plus high school admissions requirements for 7-23 hours.

Take AMST 3223, Theories and Methods of American Studies, during the fall semester.

CAREER PATHS • Education • Journalism • Law • Marketing and Communications • Non-profit management • Museum work • Social & community work


Volunteer or complete an internship to gain valuable experience in your field. Consider participating in research with faculty. Attend Career Services workshops for job searching, resumes and interviews, then attend the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair. Apply to jobs or graduate programs. Walk in OSU-Tulsa’s Graduation Ceremony.

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS • Management • Research • Human Resources • Public Relations • Government • Business

• Local, State, Tribal and Federal Government • New Media Companies • K-12 School Districts • Colleges and Universities • Marketing Agencies • Historical Societies • Museums

• Law Firms • Police Departments • Libraries • Arts and Cultural Organizations • Self-employed/Freelance Work • Non-profit organizations

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

SALARY POTENTIAL In 2018, American Studies majors nationwide reported average salaries between $35,362 and $97,267 per year, depending on location and years of experience.

GRADUATE STUDY Many American Studies majors continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU-Tulsa include: • Educational Leadership Studies, master’s • English, master’s and doctoral * • Business Administration, master’s • History, master’s and doctoral * • Mass Communications, master’s • Political Science, master’s * • Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, doctoral • Public History, master’s * • School Administration, doctoral * Available at OSU Stillwater


OSU-TULSA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SERVICES 918-594-8355 | | Interested in pursuing this program at OSU in Stillwater? We can put you in touch with a transfer admissions counselor.

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