American Studies at Eastern Connecticut State University

What Can I Do with American Studies?

American Studies is a flexible BA program that allows you to pursue interests in American history, culture, literature, and the arts while preparing for a career. 

Teacher Certification

The History/American Studies or English/American Studies options are ideal companion majors for students seeking certification in Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education.  American Studies options should be coordinated carefully to meet certification requirements.  See the Coordinator for American Studies and an Education Department advisor to plan out a suitable program. 

Law School

History/American Studies provides excellent, broad-based preparation for law school, especially when course options in political science, economics, and sociology are included. 

Graduate Study

The multidisciplinary approach of American Studies makes it ideal preparation for graduate work in a wide variety of fields related to the study of American history and culture, including American Studies, History, English, Anthropology, Art History, Material Culture, Museum Studies 

Librarian or Archivist

American Studies provides the solid liberal arts background needed as preparation for study toward a master’s degree in library science (MLS), the basic degree for getting a professional level librarian’s position. 

Government and Public Service

American Studies combines study in history, political science, sociology, and related fields, ideal for a career in public service, state and national government, and the foreign service. 

Museum Curator

American Studies focused on history and art provides an ideal background for a career in museum work.  Professional-level jobs usually required advanced training in material culture, art, or museum studies.

Journalism and Publishing

The study of American society and culture, including a strong English component, is ideal preparation for a career in writing and editing. 

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