American Studies Bachelor's Degree Concentration
Earn Your B.A. Degree Through an American Studies Concentration
The American Studies concentration through the Liberal Studies Bachelor’s degree program offers a wide range of courses exploring the historical ideas and events that continue to shape our America as a country The curriculum explores American history, politics, law, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and music.
Throughout the American Studies program students will develop and continually enhance writing, analysis and research skills while also mastering interdisciplinary thinking and training. With this skill set students in the American Studies Liberal Studies degree program often pursue careers as teachers, lawyers, librarians, researchers, politicians and other related business fields after graduation. While enrolled in the major students will develop key skills such as effective writing, critical analysis, research, interdisciplinary thinking and training, and the desire to achieve a continual life-long education.
The American Studies Adult Bachelor’s degree program is ideal for students looking to further their careers through a non-traditional higher education program. The Marist College campus is conveniently located in Poughkeepsie, New York, allowing students to participate in on-campus classes, online classes, or any combination of the two. This flexibility allows students to make a schedule that best fits into their own busy schedule.
The American Studies program often attracts non-traditional students, including military veterans, 2-year community college transfer students, and/or adult students who wish to finish their undergraduate degree. The American Studies major can be completed 100% online, on-campus or through a hybrid of both providing non-traditional bachelor’s degree students with the flexibility needed to complete their degree.
On-campus and Online American Studies Courses
- American Literature I & II – An American Studies degree course covering a broad overview of the history of American Literature.
- American History I & II – A comprehensive study of American History detailing early America through present day.
- American Social Thought – An American Studies course examining the development of modern American social thought.
- History of the American Presidency – An extensive study of American Presidents and the history of the American Presidency.
The Liberal Studies degree offers a variety of concentrations man fields of study for adults wishing to finish or attain their bachelor’s degree. For more information about earning a college degree through online and distance learning based degrees Contact Marist College.