United States Studies

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United States Studies

Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Discover how the United States became an influential force on the world stage through its social, political and cultural history while studying music, art, film and literature within the American context.

Program Information

United States Studies is a program for anyone who wants to develop an in-depth understanding of the history and culture of Canada’s nearest neighbor. While everyone will take an introductory and capstone course, students can choose to explore particular areas such as music, film, art, literature, history, and political science. Those enrolled will have the opportunity to investigate rock n’ roll, Hollywood cinema, African-American history, the novels of Hemingway and Steinbeck, and congressional politics. Students will learn new approaches and discover how to bring together material from different fields. The study of the United States sheds light on a nation that has had a great impact on Canadian development, global politics and many fields of culture.

Degree Information

Campus: Keele
Faculty:  Liberal Arts and Professional Studies
Degree:   Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Degree Options: Double Major, Minor, Single Major, Specialized

3, 4 yrs

Experiential Education

Research / Other Activities

Honours Option




Degree Overview

Career Options

Graduates of our United States Studies program have gone on to have fulfilling careers in a wide variety of fields. With a United States Studies degree you have the opportunity to enter the work force with a well-rounded education and options to be successful in a range of different career paths.


Archivist Business Attaché Cultural Consultant
Diplomat Foreign Business Consultant Historian
Historical Site Coordinator International Aid Director International Brand Strategist
Professor US Business Strategist Teacher