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What can I do with a major in...?: American Studies

Career resources for your major.

About American Studies Major

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  • B.A. Interdisciplinary Studies


  • Constitutional Studies
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences


"A major in American studies is excellent preparation for graduate and professional schools and for careers in journalism, law, government, education, non-profit organizations, and business."

- CNU Undergraduate Catalog

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Data Analysis/Interpretation
  • Document Analysis
  • Interpreting events and ideas
  • Knowledge of American History
  • Knowledge of American Political System
  • Organizational Skills
  • Public Speaking & Presentation Skills
  • Research
  • Writing

Next Steps

  • Take the FOCUS (use access code: captains to make your account) to see which careers match your interests
  • Explore where CNU grads with this degree are working/studying
  • Tailor your Resume to your interests
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