American Studies
Offered by the History department.

These United States. Life in America is as complex as ever. In this interdisciplinary major, you’ll examine the ever-evolving American experience through multiple lenses: the arts, history, literature, culture, politics, social movements and more. You’ll build a foundation in U.S. history and also deepen your understanding of today’s most pertinent topics, such as race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality. As an American studies major, you’ll have the freedom to choose electives that fit your historical, cultural and literary interests.

Programs

Faculty

John Bezis-Selfa

Associate Professor of History; Chair of the History Department

Alexander Bloom

Professor of History

Dolita Cathcart

Associate Professor of History

Shawn Christian

Associate Professor

Samuel Coale

Professor of English

Kathryn Tomasek

Professor of History

Internships

Amy Glover

2021, American History, Secondary Education

Davis International Fellowship

Kenyan Scholar-Athlete Project, Thika, Kenya

I learned that I have a passion for international education.

Outcomes

100% of American Studies majors from the past five years have found employment or achieved a service opportunity within six months of graduation *

100%
of American Studies majors

Recent Graduates


Sample First Jobs

  • Academic Advisor, Southern New Hampshire University
  • Staff Reporter, Brooklyn Daily Eagle


Sample Graduate Schools

  • University of California-Riverside
  • University of Sussex


*outcomes data is based on a knowledge rate of 100% for the classes of 2014-2018