On this page you will find information about careers pursued by American Studies majors, skills American Studies majors develop and career-related Web sites relevant to the major. Visit the department page to learn more about the American Studies program.


It is important to remember that your major does not determine what your career will be. With a liberal arts education, YOU, not your major, will determine your career path.

Example job titles of Dickinson alumni who majored in American Studies include:

  • Academic Liaison - School Support
  • Assistant - Global Climate Policy
  • Coordinator of Legislation & Special Projects
  • Deputy General Counsel
  • Reference Archivist

Career-Related Skills

  • Research:
    American Studies majors learn to obtain information from texts and from observing cultural situations. They also develop interviewing skills as a method of gathering information.
  • Complex Analysis:
    American Studies students analyze aspects of American culture for a better understanding of society.
  • Writing & Speaking:
    American Studies majors learn to analyze the media and other forms of communication.

Career-Related Web Sites

For additional career resources and links, please visit the Job Search Web Link page.