American Studies

American Studies (Minor)

  • Minor

About this Program

A minor in American studies allows a student to focus on American culture from a variety of perspectives.

Program Overview

This minor helps students to understand the relationships between ideas, institutions and aesthetic forms. Using the tools of several disciplines, students can better understand the symbols, myths and values that pervade American culture.

The minor is jointly offered by the following departments:

Program Contact

Coordinator, American Studies Minor


Degrees Offered

  • Minor

Fast Fact

A four-year degree will result in an average of $1 million in additional earnings during a graduate's lifetime.

All Faculty
Jay Harrison

Jay Harrison

  • Assistant Professor of History
  • Department Chair of History
Janis Judson

Janis Judson

  • Professor of Political Science
  • Professor of Law & Criminal Justice
  • Law & Criminal Justice Department Chair