What is an American Studies interdisciplinary program?

American Studies is a field of concentration in the liberal arts relating to the United States as a geographical area and a cultural and political space.

Unique and Innovative Course of Study

Students are asked to develop a coherent approach to the study of American culture, politics and society, past and present.

Career Paths and Post-Graduate Programs

The American Studies major develops essentially the same skills as any other major in the Social Sciences and the Humanities, and therefore opens up similar career paths for life after Union. Recent graduates of the program have found positions in business, teaching and government service, and others have gone on to law school, M.B.A. programs, and M.A. and Ph.D. work in various disciplines, including history, literature, visual arts and American Studies.

The American Studies program offers an individualized program of study that allows each student to tailor course work to his or her own personal interests and needs.  Students may choose to pursue a major, interdisciplinary (ID) or minor. The current Academic Register lists more than 90 courses that can fulfill the American Studies requirements.