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American Studies

Explore America Your Way

With the BA in American Studies, you’ll have the freedom to explore in this interdisciplinary and individualized degree. You will develop your own areas of expertise through this “do-it-yourself” major, using coursework and independent projects to learn more about the diverse experience of Americans and the relationship between the United States and the rest of the world. Choose courses from more than 20 traditional majors, from anthropology to women’s and gender studies to theater.



As a student in the American Studies program, you will have the opportunity to prepare for a wide scope of careers through real-world internships, ranging from media and journalism, to government and law, to non-profit organizations.

    • The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Veteran Immersion Program)
    • Penguin Group (Managing Editorial Intern)
    • Levine Greenberg Literary Agency (Reader and Editorial Intern)
    • Super Duper Records
    • Warner Music Group
    • Bar/None Records
    • The Fashion List
    • Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney
    • Legislator Dave Mejia’s Campaign Office
    • Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP
    • Firefly Theater Works
    • 34th Street Partnership and Bryant Park Corporation
    • National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
    • Battery Park City Authority


Stephanie Hsu, PhD
American Studies Program Director
41 Park Row, 15th Floor
New York City Campus
Phone: (212) 346-1588