• Shawn Layden, '83

    "There is a breadth of knowledge, and an understanding of divergent viewpoints, that the American Studies program provides. It provokes your thinking and challenges your biases. Best choice I ever made."

    Shawn Layden, '83 President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment America
  • Carlysa Oyama

    "American Studies has taught me skills like critical thinking and cultural competency that will be essential in providing holistic and humane care as a future physician."

    Carlysa Oyama Class of 2018, American Studies and Pre-Health Major
  • Jennifer Huynh

    "American Studies provides students and faculty alike an interdisciplinary lens to critically examine issues and to work for change."

    Jennifer Huynh Assistant Professor of American Studies

If our lives in education have any significance, it will be in our reading the signs of the times and in educating the young of our times in the visions and values that will civilize and make for reasonable human progress and lasting peace on earth.

Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, C.S.C.