American Studies Career Information

What sorts of careers do American Studies graduates pursue?

Approximately one-third of American Studies graduates go on to graduate programs to specialize in one particular discipline studied in the major. Some common choices include degree programs in American history, American literature, American art, or American philosophy.

Approximately another third of our graduates decide to go on to earn a degree in law. With its focus on analytical thinking, strong writing skills, and self-direction, an American Studies degree has proven especially beneficial for those planning to apply to law school.

American Studies graduates work in such diverse fields as law, academia, primary and secondary education, non-profit or service organizations, government, business, and many others.