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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 100 3
Arts & Humanities (AH) 3
Social Science (SS) 3
Science w/ Lab (S) 4
Lower Level Elective 3
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 100 3
Math (M) 3
Arts & Humanities (AH) 3
Social Science (SS) 3
Science w/o Lab (S) 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

AMST 100 (AH)

UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS
ENGL 100 (or equivalent) and a credit-‐‐bearing math course to be completed within the first year of academic study.

Year 2

Fall Semester Credits
Arts & Humanities (AH) 3
Social Science (SS) 3
Culture (C) 3
Writing Intensive (WI) 3
Language 101 4
Physical Education 1.5
Total 17.5
Benchmark Requirements

None Required

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 200 3
Culture (C) 3
Physical Education 1.5
Lower Level Elective 3
Lower Level Elective 3
Language 102 4
Total 17.5
Benchmark Requirements

AMST 200 (AH)

Year 3

Fall Semester Credits
AMST 300 (prerequisite AMST 100 or AMST 200) 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
Language 201 4
Upper Level Elective 3
Total 16
Benchmark Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
AMST 300

Spring Semester Credits
AMST 301 (prerequisite (AMST 100 or AMST 200) 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
AMST 301

Year 4

Fall Semester Credits
AMST Applied Experience 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
AMST Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Upper Level Elective 3
Total 15
Benchmark Requirements

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
AMST Applied Experience

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

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS
AMST 490