American Studies Bachelor's Degree Program Concentration
Undergraduate American Studies Major
The American Studies major program often attracts undergraduate students interested in a career in government, public policy, or community organizing. The Marist College American Studies degree program incorporates the study of history, politics, law, literature, philosophy, religion, art, and music. American Studies major students can explore interplay of ideas and events, which have shaped America.
American Studies major students graduate from Marist and go on to careers such as lawyers, librarians, writers, archivists, researchers, teachers, politicians and various business related fields.
Through the Marist College American Studies undergraduate major, students 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.
American Studies Major On-campus and Online 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.
Marist College is located in New York. At Marist, we offer many fields of study both online and through on-location courses at our Poughkeepsie, NY campus.