Students typically begin the American Studies program in the fall semester of their sophomore year. The program holds an information session for interested students during preregistration for fall classes. Students who are interested in taking American Civilization I, the first course in the American Studies core curriculum, fill out an information sheet. They are placed on a list of students approved to take the course because they have expressed serious interest in the major. Students on this list can register for CIV I, and will be cleared to take the class by the Registrar. A student is not obligated to become an American Studies major by taking CIV I; the course will count as an elective for non-majors. Students who decide to become American Studies majors usually declare the major during the fall or early spring semesters of their sophomore year. It is possible to begin the major after the fall semester of sophomore year, but that is not recommended.
Students interested in joining American Studies should fill out the American Studies Planning Document for Majors and either email it to AMST@georgetown.edu or bring it to Car Barn 308K. Thank you!
Students from the Class of 2013 at graduation (Photo Credit: Melissa Rybacki)