Here's what our Graduates say about the American Studies Program at YSU:
"The American Studies program gave me the opportunity to learn about the intersections of culture and society not as just another student completing the coursework required by a traditional academic program, but as an individual pursuing different career interests. By allowing me the freedom to choose classes that fit my needs I created the curriculum and academic background I wanted. And through a mixture of class work, community engagement and professional experience my personal interests were translated into real world application." ~ Kasey Johnson (MA in American Studies 2012), Development Associate/Slater Mill Museum
"The American Studies program allowed me to explore interdisciplinary studies at the graduate level. Throughout the program, I acquired skills in research, written and oral communication, problem solving, and critical thinking." ~ Katie Sechler (MA in American Studies 2009), Program Manager/Goodwill GoodGuides Youth Mentoring Program, Adjunct Faculty/Argosy University
"The American Studies program allowed me to explore many aspects of the field, including my passions: history and anthropology. It gave a new twist to traditional studies and gave me the freedom to explore what interested me. I now possess the writing and researching abilities that are so vital to my profession." ~ Krista Wagner (MA in American Studies 2007), Principle Investigator of Archaeology and Historian/Lawhon & Associates, Inc.
"American Studies allowed me to design a curriculum that focused on my interests while steadily moving toward a degree. It's flexible. And when I finished, there were graduate school opportunities available in History and Geography. If I were starting over I would choose this major again." ~ Ray DeCarlo (BA in American Studies 2001), Graduate Assistant in Geography/University of Akron
"In American Studies I found a place where I was challenged not only to ask difficult questions, but to search for the answers in new and unusual places. The topics that I studied as an American Studies major were wonderful, but it is the process itself that has helped me the most in the professional world." ~ Erin Holmes Winfield (BA in American Studies 1998), Development Office/Ohio Historical Society