Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

Bachelor of Arts in American Studies

The American Studies major at Penn State Harrisburg prepares students for a variety of professions and to participate in the world as critical thinkers, clear communicators, and global citizens.  American Studies examines the country’s history in a way that emphasizes culture – literature, art & architecture, film, folklore, music, and media.  While discovering America’s past, students learn to think critically – to analyze and evaluate information; to write and speak clearly and expressively; and to conduct research.