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Academic planning is essential to student academic success and to timely degree completion. To guide students academic planning, sample four-year academic pathways have been developed for each degree program (major) at UMBC. Students are strongly encouraged, in consultation with their academic advisor, to use the four-year academic pathway as a guide in developing an individualized degree plan based on student's academic preparation, interests and goals.

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American Studies - B.A.

Year 1

Fall Semester Credits
ENGL GEP 3
AH GEP 3
SS GEP 3
S non-lab GEP 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

Erin Minnigh
eminnigh@umbc.edu
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Spring Semester Credits
AMST 100 Intro to American Studies (AH GEP) § 3
MATH GEP 3-4
SS GEP 3
S w/ lab GEP 3
Elective 3
Total 15 - 16
Benchmark Requirements

36

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
Foreign Language 201 4
C GEP 3
SS GEP 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

This sample plan assumes no AP/IB/CLEP or transfer credit and foreign language proficiency up to the 201 level.
All students must complete a credit-bearing English and Mathematics course in the first year of study.
The American Studies Department also offers a dual major/education certificate program for students seeking teaching certification in early childhood, elementary, and secondary education.

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 200 What is an American? (AH GEP) § 3
C GEP 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Physical Education* 1.5
Total 16.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
AMST 300 Approaches in American Studies § 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Physical Education* 1.5
Total 16.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 400-level Seminar 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
AMST Applied Experience § 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
AMST Core Theme Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 490 Senior Seminar 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Upper-Level Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

None Required