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Cultural Studies (BA)

Choose a cultural studies major and investigate how “culture” affects individual experiences, everyday life, social relations, and power. You’ll prepare to serve the community through teaching and outreach.

You will engage in cultural analysis that identifies traits, conflicts, and contingencies in contemporary culture.

This degree can lead to teacher licensure at the Master of Arts in Teaching level only.

Program Highlights

  • Interdisciplinary learning that draws from a wide range of academic areas
  • Written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical thinking and research skills

What You’ll Study

The cultural studies major requires 122 credit hours:

  • 34 credits: General education. Math, English, religious studies, social science or history, natural or physical science
  • 36 credits: Liberal arts. Foreign language, the humanities and social sciences
  • 37 credits: Major requirements
  • 15 credits: Professional education

The CBU catalog (PDF) will give you a list of specific courses.

Education Faculty

The education faculty will be mentors as well as teachers. They want you to succeed and will provide the attention and support you need.


As a member of The Student Tennessee Education Association (STEA), you will have an edge during the crucial first five years in the classroom. One of the nation's largest state affiliates for students preparing to teach, STEA will add to your formal education by providing life lessons about salaries, contracts, competency testing, evaluation, discipline, certification requirements. For more information, visit


With a degree in cultural studies, you can find careers in teaching (cultural studies, remedial education, adult literacy, and GED) or community outreach.

Next Steps

Ready to take the next step toward becoming a CBU student? Schedule a visitrequest more information, or apply online


Continue your education with our Master of Arts in Teaching.