The Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Program (ABM) at Saint Louis University offers outstanding American studies majors the opportunity to begin an M.A. program in their senior year, completing the M.A. with a full-time fifth year of graduate study after their successful completion of both the first-year requirements and their undergraduate degree and major.
For additional information see the catalog entries for the following programs:
The American studies major, like most humanities majors, requires 30 credits of coursework and the M.A. requires an additional 30 credits. By counting two graduate courses, or six credits, for both degrees, students earn the requisite 30 credits in only 12 to 14 months after receiving their bachelor's degree.
Students who pursue a major in American studies must earn a 2.00 GPA in the courses approved for completion of the major or minor. If a student's minor GPA drops below 2.00, the student will be placed on academic program probation within the department. A student may remain on academic probation for no more than two consecutive semesters, or for three semesters total, before being dismissed from the minor.