American Culture and Society


The certificate offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of American culture and society. Classes integrate interpretations of the literature, arts and music of the United States with an understanding of the social values and historical issues they engage. The field of American Studies offers students a unique opportunity to study a broad range of cultural phenomena of contemporary social relevance.

Course Location/Delivery

The certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for the Certificate should have:

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.

In addition to your completed application form, transcripts, resume and letter of interest, you will need to submit the following documents:


None are required.


Total of 12 credit hours for the certificate.


Choose three classes (9 credit hours) from the list below.

Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit; however, the approximate time to complete the Certificate is three years.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.

Standardized Tests

Preferred GRE verbal score of 153, Analytic Writing score of 4.5. International students must also score at least a 50 on the TSE.


Director – Brook Sadler

Advisor – William Cummings

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