About This Degree
The American studies program offers students a sophisticated understanding of the issues, histories, and relationships that shape North American culture, past and present.
This degree can lead to a number of professional careers in museums, law, government, state and national park services, public arts, humanities, nonprofit organizations, and academic settings.
What You Will Learn
With focus areas in the American West, Canadian and Mexican Borderlands, American history, literature, folklore, creative non-fiction, studies in visual culture, and the environment, the American studies program allows students to forge a plan of coursework that crosses both geographical and historical boundaries. Though housed in the English Department, students majoring in American studies will be exposed to a number of classes in other areas throughout the university. Students must also complete an 18-credit Area of Focus (which may also fulfill minor requirements) in an approved subject from the arts, humanities, or social sciences.
In order to help students achieve their career goals, the American studies program provides a number of internship opportunities in nearly every field of study, both nationally and internationally.
Students receive a by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
BS: Logan (Main Campus)
BA: Logan (Main Campus)
Career And Outcomes
With a degree in American studies, students may be qualified for the following careers:
- Information management
- Museum work
- Law work
- Legislative staff
- Work in government offices
- Insurance work
- Stock analysis
The Career and Design Center provides counseling and information on hundreds of job and internship opportunities and even helps students apply and interview.
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