Meet our American Studies Majors and Alumni


Majoring in American Studies can take you where you want to go!

For over 40 years, American Studies with its distinguished faculty has promoted scholarship on cultures and politics of the United States.  We emphasize the interdisciplinary study of literature, history, culture, and social sciences.  Our faculty are dedicated teachers who research and offer courses in law and politics; race and ethnicity; gender and sexuality; popular culture and folklore; technology and economy.  We offer the minor in Race and Ethnic Studies and sponsor the Asian/Asian American Studies Undergraduate Certificate and Initiative.Arts and Sciences in Action: American Studies Style


Arts and Sciences in Action: American Studies View of the World


I feel lucky that through fate, or through chance, I came to Rutgers

Mark Hansen
Class of 2013

American Studies

Learn Cultures and Politics of the U.S.
Utilize Interdisciplinary Study
Engage with Dedicated Teachers
Diversify with Multi University Classes


The Department of American Studies is part of the School of Arts and Sciences

As a American Studies major in the School of Arts and Sciences, you’ll have full access to a liberal arts education that spans 47 programs for undergraduates. You will acquire both the specialized knowledge of the field you choose to study in depth, and broad knowledge of the world from the renowned scholar-teachers at Rutgers. You’ll graduate ready to meet contemporary challenges in your workplace, in your hometown, and in the global community.

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