Career Options

American Studies provides students with a well-rounded liberal arts education and the critical thinking and communication skills desired by today’s employers. Our students learn to conduct research, analyze information, speak clearly, write well, and share their knowledge in multiple media formats. This skill set prepares graduates for careers in a wide variety of fields though some require additional training. For additional information, see the Career Services Brochure

There are four major areas where our graduates have experienced success.


  • Graduate school in AMST, English, History, Sociology, and Law
  • Primary and Secondary Education
  • Higher Education (University and Community College Teaching)
  • Educational Administration

Legal and Social Work

  • Legal and Paralegal Appointments
  • Criminal Justice and Policing
  • Social Work and Advocacy

 Business, Government and Non-Profit Work

  • Public Service (Governance, Planning, Diplomacy, Military Duty)
  • Non-Profit Management and Activism
  • Library Service, Archives and Records Management
  • Public History, Parks Administration
  • General Business

Marketing, PR, and Communications

  • Freelance Writing
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Journalism and Media Production or Administration
  • Marketing and Public Relations