American Studies (AMST)

What is American Studies? Related Careers
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What is American Studies?

According to the University of Arkansas, "The American Studies program offers a major leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree. The program offers a wide variety of courses from at least five departments spreading across the arts, social sciences, and humanities. Students who major in American studies then work intensively in an individually chosen area of emphasis. Students majoring in American Studies combine a wide-ranging and sharply focused academic base that prepares students either for graduate study or for employment in jobs such as the tourism industry, museums and historical societies, university presses, academic journals, and literary magazines."

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Related Skills

Communication Skills (Oral & Written)


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Organization Skills

Cultural Awareness

Interdisciplinary Thinking

Research Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

Academic 360

Employment and Fellowships

Federal Jobs Network

Higher Ed Jobs


Public Service Careers

Student Affairs

Teach for America

United States Senate - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Career Planning Links

American Studies Careers

Law Student Center

Professional Association Links

American Bar Association

American Studies Association

International American Studies Association

Law School Admissions Council

U.S. Department of State

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Miscellaneous Links

American Quarterly

Sample Resume

Arts & Science Resume