Our students tell us they consider American studies an ideal major: The flexibility of the program allows them to develop a broad range of knowledge and skills while at the same time forge an academic path that suits their goals for intellectual growth. The program emphasizes critical thinking, masterful writing, creativity, and applied knowledge to prepare students for their futures — whether in grad school or the workforce.
"My American Studies major has allowed me to learn and grow academically, providing me with the opportunity to better understand a variety of topics regarding art, culture, politics, and history, approaching each with a unique interdisciplinary approach." Read More
"The true value of an education in American Studies lies within its fundamental composition as an interdisciplinary realm of study. It aims to challenge the traditional academic model by eliminating boundaries between disciplines and instead draws from a wealth of knowledge and perspectives." Read More
"With the help of dedicated instructors, American Studies courses offer students an opportunity to get the full story; to understand how America, for better or worse, has forged its ever-evolving character through a series of pivotal moments in time." Read More
Skills you learn as an American Studies major are transferable in many aspects of your life, and I value my time at UA more than anything solely because of the work and growth I have completed brought forth to me by the countless opportunities the AMS Department has to offer. Read More