Admission into the Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

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Minor Courses
AMS 150American Pop Culture3
AMS 151America and the World3
Select one of the following:3
Southern Studies
Intro to Western Studies
Dirty Jobs
Native American Studies
AMS 231Contemporary America3
AMS electives 400 level 13
AMS electives 300 or 400 level3
AMS electives3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 21
Ancillary Courses
Grades in ancillary courses are not computed into the minor GPA. This minor requires the successful completion of the following courses outside the minor:
Select one of the following American History courses:3
American Civilization to 1865
Am Civ Since 1865
Honors Am Civ to 1865
Honors Am Civ Sc 1865
Select one of the following American Literature EN electives:3
American Literature
American Literature II
Honors American Literature
Honors American Literature II
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Hours27

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the major is required for completion of the degree. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.


Unless otherwise stated, the prerequisite for 300-level AMS courses is six hours in American studies or permission of the instructor, and the prerequisite for 400-level AMS courses is nine hours in American studies or permission of the instructor.