American Studies

American Studies encourages a deeper understanding of the peoples and cultures of the United States and an appreciation of their place in the changing world.

Program Overview

The American Studies concentration is an interdisciplinary course of study that encourages a deeper understanding and appreciation of the United States' place in the changing world. In the American Studies program, you'll use a range of materials, methodologies, and disciplinary perspectives to explore topics ranging from politics to popular culture.

You will analyze a wide variety of American cultural and social artifacts in order to contribute to a richer understanding of the country and synthesize diverse scholarly approaches and theories in the study of the United States and its place in the world. You'll demonstrate understanding of the significance of United States culture and politics in other parts of the globe, and communicate research findings and interpretations clearly and effectively.

A concentration in American Studies enables you to develop the competence to reason logically and analytically about a wide range of problems that apply to the American culture – and cultures interacting with America – in business, government, and global markets. You will find that complementing your major course of study with this concentration adds to your value as a prospective employee or service provider in a wide variety of fields.


  • A strong foundation integrating business, STEM fields and the liberal arts develops critical 21st century skills essential for success and continuous growth in every field.
  • Every student graduates with a major and a complementary minor, gaining a competitive advantage that highlights the acumen and problem-solving abilities cultivated through experiential learning.
  • Whether you begin a career or continue your education after graduation, Bryant credentials prepare impact thinkers who are in high demand and prepared to contribute and make a difference.
Triple Venn Diagram - Business, Liberal Arts, STEM