Careers

enlarged photo of two AMS alumsStudents come away with the intellectual skills and perspective necessary to understand, contextualize, and critically engage the opportunities and challenges of our complex, changing, interdependent world. More importantly, they gain a broad contextual perspective that paves the way for meaningful and effective engagement in professional work and public life.

Students in American Studies have gained employment in:

  • advertising
  • public relations
  • marketing
  • sales
  • mass media
  • public history
  • cultural institutions
  • education
  • social work
  • government and public sector work

among many others.

They have gone on to pursue professional degrees in law, journalism, museum studies and public history, library science, and public policy; they have taken graduate degrees in academic fields such as history, literature, and American Studies.

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