American Studies Bachelor's Degree Overview
American studies majors at The University of Toledo in Ohio craft their own curriculums to suit their interests. It’s a perfect degree for independent thinkers who want to study across disciplines. No other program offers such wide exposure to ideas and scholarship in so many areas.
Undergraduates in the American studies bachelor’s degree program study the American experience, past and present. They learn how historians, geographers, philosophers, writers, film makers, social scientists and artists think and work.
UToledo faculty encourage the critical and creative thinking skills that are invaluable in an ever-changing world. American studies majors are prepared for life, as well as careers in a multitude of fields.
American Studies Bachelor's Degree Sample Concentrations
- Culture and Community
Study subcultures within American society — occupational, regional, religious, gender or age groups. Take classes within the departments of geography, folklore, women's studies and cultural anthropology.
- Society and Social Institutions
Study the larger social and political forces at work at the macro level of American society. Take classes in sociology, political science, history, and philosophy.
- Artists’ Expressive Culture
Study American art, music, dance, literature and film, and what these subjects can teach us about national and regional cultures and subcultures.
American Studies Bachelor's Degree Highlights
Create your own curriculum. Work with a faculty adviser to craft your own concentration and course work to match your interests and goals.
Interdisciplinary focus. The American studies bachelor’s degree program is perfect for someone who likes diversity and wants to study across academic departments.
Critical thinking skills. A UToledo American studies degree prepares you for life, as well as a career. Undergrads learn to research, draw connections and communicate. Be prepared for lots of reading and writing.
Career options. There’s no singular career path for an American studies graduate. The skills you learn at The University of Toledo translate to jobs in many fields.
There’s no automatic career track for UT graduates with an American studies bachelor’s degree. The public sector, government agencies and publicly-supported institutions often employ American studies graduates as interpreters to explain their histories or their work to the public. Other common fields of employment include:
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American Studies Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Students will complete course work in languages, literature and social science. A senior thesis is required.
American Studies Bachelor's Degree4-year program
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School of Interdiscliplinary Studies - American Studies
College of Arts and Letters