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What Can I Do with a Degree in American Studies?

Training in this field provides a fine background for careers that stress critical thinking, effective communication, social awareness, creative problem solving, and breadth of knowledge about U.S. culture. It is especially good for students who want an integrated package of courses focusing on a particular field or interdisciplinary skill set.

Our majors become activists, advertisers, counselors, diplomats, editors, entrepreneurs, environmental consultants, film critics, filmmakers, graphic designers, higher education administrators, human rights workers, investigative journalists, labor organizers, lawyers, librarians, museum curators, music producers, musicians, poets, politicians, public health workers, religious professionals, schoolteachers, social workers, theater managers, translators, university professors, writers—plus whatever you add to this list.

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