Program Overview

American Studies is a program for the exploration of the United States of the past, present and future. The program allows students the freedom to complete courses in a variety of traditional disciplines.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    Must have official high school transcript, successful GED completion or evidence of satisfactory college work.

    School Overview

    The department of History and Political Science offers four bachelor’s degree programs:

    American Studies: This degree examines the American Experience from every angle, including courses in literature, history, political science, government, culture, communication and many other social sciences.

    History: In this program, you’ll take courses in historical research and methods, world civilization, history of American business, women and gender studies, twentieth century Europe, modern Japan, World War II, imperial Russia and many others.

    Political Science: This degree examines laws, elections, lobbies, foreign policy, the presidency and the Constitution. 

    Public Administration: The program is a multi-layered degree that covers a range of subject areas, including political science, economics, management, psychology, sociology, human services, public policy, foreign policy and financial resource management. 

    Why Columbia College?

    • Online classes allow you to fit your degree around your other commitments. You’ll have weekly assignments and deadlines, but you decide when to do the work.
    • Tuition is about half the national average for four-year private schools, saving you thousands on your degree.
    • Class sessions last eight weeks and start six times each year, giving you the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in just 3.5 years. 
    • Columbia College is one of the nation’s largest private, nonprofit institutions and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, so you can be confident your degree will be respected in the job market.


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