American Studies Bachelor's Degree Concentration

Earn Your Undergraduate Degree Through an American Studies Major

American Studies Bachelors Degree Concentration

The American Studies major through the Liberal Studies Bachelor’s degree program often attracts non-traditional, community college transfer students and/or adult students who wish to finish their degree. The American Studies program is a continuing education program for adult students interested in a career in government, public policy, or community organizing. The Marist College Liberal Studies American Studies B.A. degree program incorporates the study of history, politics, law, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and music. American Studies major undergraduate students can explore interplay of ideas and events, which have shaped America.

Adult students who complete the continuing education program and graduate with an American Studies major bachelor’s degree from Marist go on to careers such as lawyers, librarians, writers, archivists, researchers, teachers, politicians and various business related fields.

Through the Marist College Liberal Studies degree American Studies undergraduate students looking to earn their bachelor’s degree and further their careers through an adult higher education program can gain and develop skills such as effective writing, critical analysis, research, interdisciplinary thinking and training, and the desire to achieve a continual life-long education.

On-campus and Online American Studies Major 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 Marist College campus is located in Poughkeepsie, New York. At Marist College, we offer many Liberal Studies fields of study so that adults wishing to finish or attain their bachelor’s degree can do it both online and through on-location courses at our Poughkeepsie, NY campus.