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American Studies - B.A.

Admission to the program is temporarily suspended and will resume by fall 2013 contingent on university approval procedures.   
COLLEGE:    College of Arts and Sciences

DEPARTMENT:    105 Bowman Hall
Tel: 330-672-2062
Web: http://www.kent.edu/CAS/index.cfm

DESCRIPTION:    Courses in the Bachelor of Arts in American Studies enable undergraduates to study the many rich facets of the United States and its place in the global world using a variety of disciplines, including historical and literary studies, visual studies, musicology, media studies and ethnic and gender studies. The curriculum emphasizes the diversity of American society and culture while stressing the importance of studying the often conflicting stories of nationhood and the range of experiences of what it has meant—and continues to mean—to be American.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:
Postsecondary teachers held nearly 1.7 million jobs in 2008. The following tabulation shows postsecondary teaching jobs in specialties having 20,000 or more jobs in 2008. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)

ADMISSION
REQUIREMENTS:
General Admissions for Freshman Students: Students most likely to be admitted and succeed at the Kent Campus are those who have graduated with at least 16 units of the recommended college preparatory curriculum in high school, who have achieved a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale), and whose composite ACT score is 21 or better (980 combined critical reading and math SAT score). For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for new freshmen.

General Admissions for Transfer Students: Generally, a transfer applicant who has taken 12 or more semester hours with a college cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale may be admitted. An applicant who has taken fewer than 12 semester hours will be evaluated on both collegiate and high school records. For more information on admissions, visit the Admissions website for transfer students.   
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