Our American Studies Program is flexible and diverse; it allows you to pursue a variety of disciplines under one major. The program combines well with Siena’s Pre-Law program and Certificate in Revolutionary Era Studies, as well as semester programs at Gettysburg College and William and Mary College. Our students also enjoy study abroad opportunities, internships, and second majors.
As an American Studies major at Siena, you’ll take foundational courses in American history and American literature. You’ll also choose two to four courses each in American history, social sciences, and American culture. In your senior year, you’ll complete a capstone course in which you’ll write an interdisciplinary thesis.
Siena’s American Studies graduates have gone on to top graduate schools and have found careers in law, politics, business, public relations, publishing, broadcasting, and public history, to name just a few.