American Studies

Is your idea of a good time making popcorn and throwing on the History Channel? Or perhaps it's cozying up to an old book that was written decades ago and is now considered an American classic? If you enjoy American history and culture, then you may want to look into majoring in American Studies.

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UTSA’s American Studies Program

UTSA’s American Studies degree combines the subjects of history, literature, the arts and social sciences to understand the diverse perspectives on cultural traditions and material practices that have shaped the United States. In this program, you will study interdisciplinary topics like race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, transnationalism, urban experience, social justice, culture and religion. A degree in American Studies will prepare you for a career in several fields including law, journalism, government, foreign service, social work, international business, education, nonprofit and public administration.

Academic Information:


College of Liberal & Fine Arts


Department of History

Degrees Offered

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