What can I do with an American Studies degree?

Everything—the arts, medicine, social work, education, journalism, advertising, finance, law school, public policy and politics—you name it. 

The skills that are central to an American Studies degree give graduates the tools to succeed in a wide variety of careers. American Studies offers students a unique opportunity to examine American culture and society in challenging and creative ways. By integrating the tools of history, literature, media studies, sociology, anthropology, art history, political science, and journalism, students learn to evaluate a wide range of source material from a variety of perspectives.

Upon graduation, many students enroll in graduate school in a variety of fields including American Studies, English, History, Journalism, Law, Public History and many others. 


Arts and Letters students from every major succeed in business, graduate or professional school, or full-time service. Learn more about the career outcomes of all of our graduates, including American Studies majors.

Be sure to visit the American Studies Association website and our LinkedIn page to learn more about the careers and opportunities available in and out of the field of American Studies.