Program in American StudiesWestern Social Science

Major in American Studies

 Amelia Earhart

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Amelia Earhart after breaking the record for highest altitude by a woman flying an autogiro aircraft, 1931.

 

If you are interested in studying American history, literature, culture, and politics from an interdisciplinary perspective, the major in American Studies is a good choice. Students take courses from a variety of disciplines towards their degree. Students may also consider combining their American Studies major with a major in another subject, such as English, History, or Political Science. An Honors double major is an excellent stepping stone to graduate studies, law school, or teacher's college.