American Studies

Bachelor'sAmerican Studies

How could the same country elect Obama and Trump? Why is American culture as creative and dynamic as it is? How can Americans be so proud of their diversity, but also conflicted about it? Sounds interesting? Then American Studies is perfect for you!

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Something for you?

  • An opportunity to study the United States as a dynamic, large and complicated country that at the same time has a tremendous influence on our world.
  • A challenging academic specialization that brings together the study of politics, society, language, culture, literature and history.
  • Full immersion in English, with a strong focus on language acquisition courses.
  • An energetic international teaching staff.
  • The opportunity to study abroad (in the United States) or do an internship.
Why in Nijmegen?

Admission requirements

Do you want to know if you can be admitted? Read more about the admission requirements of this programme.

Admission requirements
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What will you learn

During the Bachelor's program in American Studies, you will focus on all aspects of US society, culture, and language. You will gain in-depth knowledge about American politics, literature, history, media and arts and learn about the history and structure of English as a language. Of course you will also learn to speak English at a professional level.

American Studies is one of the two specializations in our Bachelor's degree program in English Language and Culture.  If you are interested in English Language and Culture (with a British focus), please check the English Language and Culture program.

Study programme

Future career opportunities

With a degree in American Studies, you will find a range of jobs to choose from.

Career prospects

Questions about this programme?

Do you have a question about this programme? We're happy to help. Please contact us, ask a student or check out our information activities.


Tuitions & grants

If you are going to follow this Bachelor's programme, you will pay an annual tuition fee. There are different tuition rates. The amount depends on your personal situation.