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American Studies

The American Studies program draws on the combined expertise of the United States Studies Centre and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Sydney. It offers Australia’s broadest range of undergraduate units and enables you to develop a critical understanding of the United States and its global influence.

Units of study

Our units of study cover a wide range of subject areas from US politics to American comedy, climate change to dissent and protest.


Upon completing a Bachelor’s degree, students can pursue a year-long research project that involves the production of a thesis.

Meet our faculty

USSC lecturers are some of the highest-rated on campus. With expertise spanning US politics, culture and foreign policy, our academic team will help you add a global perspective to your degree.

Student Guide 2025

Read about what's on offer for students at the United States Studies Centre.

DownloadUnited States Studies Centre Student Guide 2025