Students majoring in American Studies acquire a depth of knowledge through various methods in inquiry. A bachelor’s degree will prepare one for graduate study (in American Studies or the allied disciplines); and for professions such as law, journalism, museum studies, and social work; and (with proper certification) for teaching social studies. 

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Administrative   Law   Judge Lobbyist
Advertising Account Manager Market Research Analyst
Civil Service Worker Media Personality
Corporation Lawyer Museum Curator
Editorial Writer, Newspapers   &   Magazines Program Director
Funds Development   Administrator Publications Editor
Historian Publications Specialist
Historical Archivist Social and Community Service Managers
Legal Assistant Social Worker
Librarian Volunteer Coordinator

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Recent American Studies Internships
  • Freedom Summer
  • Uncommon School

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Employers who have hired American Studies Majors
  • Lincoln University of the Commonwealth of PA
  • St. Malachy School
  • Uncommon Charter School

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Graduate Schools attended by  American Studies Graduates
  • Emory University
  • St. Joseph University
  • University of Mississippi

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