American Studies is the study of America – its history, literature, geography, society, culture, politics, economy, philosophies and dramas. Drawing from among several disciplines, the major provides a broad liberal education and helps students develop critical thinking and writing skills as well as a sophisticated understanding of the unique, diverse American landscape.
Rowan's American Studies major provides a great base for many careers. It is an excellent coordinate major for students in the Elementary Education program as it covers many of the Core Curriculum Content Standards that aspiring educators will be expected to teach. Married with a minor in Philosophy, American Studies is also excellent preparation for law school. Along with the American Studies major students have the opportunity to minor in many other programs. We also recommend a double major in Public Relations to give a stronger sense of American history, society and culture.