Academics

Undergraduate Program

BA in American Studies | Undergraduate Minor

Undergraduates interested in exploring American culture and society have multiple options for developing a flexible, interdisciplinary, student-centered curriculum. While earning a BA or minor in American & New England Studies, students develop the skills and foundational knowledge needed to pursue careers in journalism, education, public humanities, law, communications, business, and other fields.

Master’s and PhD Programs

PhD in American Studies | MA in Preservation Studies

Graduates of the American & New England Studies Program use their training to build careers in which they achieve notable goals. They fill teaching positions in institutions of higher learning throughout the region, across the United States, and around the globe including Yale University, Dartmouth College, the University of North Carolina, and Sophia University in Japan. Other alumni hold significant curatorial and administrative positions at leading museums, public history sites, and cultural institutions including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum, the New York State Historical Association, the Shelburne Museum, and Mystic Seaport.