American Studies Major and Honours
The US Studies Centre coordinates the American Studies program for the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. American Studies is an interdisciplinary major incorporating units of study from the US Studies Centre and from the departments of Art History and Film Studies, English, Government and International Relations, History, and Music.
US Studies Centre Units of Study
The US Studies Centre teaches some of the most innovative and interesting undergraduate units in Australia. These unique units cover a wide range of subject areas from US politics to American comedy or anti-Americanism to rock music. These units are available to all University of Sydney students and some can be completed as part of a major in American Studies, Government & International Relations, Gender & Cultural Studies, International Business, Music, English, or History. Students may also choose to apply for cross-institutional or non-award study.
Our talented students hail from Australia, the Americas, Europe and Asia, and are enrolled in degrees across many disciplines including the arts and social sciences, economics and business, law and education.
Study Abroad and Internship Programs
The US Studies Centre provides a variety of innovative programs for undergraduate students to gain practical experience and a better understanding of the United States. Students have the opportunity to live, study, and work in some of the most exciting cities in the world: Los Angeles, Washington DC, and Shanghai. Local internships are also available.
University of Sydney students can enrol through Sydney Student.
If you would like to apply for cross-institutional study, you can do so through the cross-institutional study application process.
If you would like to apply for non-award study, i.e. undertake one or more units of study for interest that will not count towards a degree, you can do so through the non-degree application process.
Some of these units can be completed as part of a University of Sydney major in American Studies, Government & International Relations, Gender & Cultural Studies, Music or History - please read the unit descriptions for details of cross-listings.