Students in the American studies major find success in a variety of roles, including working in education and marketing. Many also go on to further their studies in programs focused on teaching or policy.

In a survey of our 2014-15 graduates, 100 percent of American studies majors who responded reported being employed or in graduate school.

Sample Employers

Our graduates have gone on to work at the following places.

  • Bernard Henry Elementary School, Enfield, Conn. (Teacher)
  • Boland Elementary School, Springfield, Mass. (Teacher)
  • Breakthrough Magnet School, Hartford, CT (Paraprofessional)
  • Cape Cod Sea Camps, Brewster, Mass. (Assistant Director)
  • Center Street School, Longmeadow, Mass. (Teacher)
  • Gerena Community School, Springfield, Mass. (Teacher)
  • Great Oak School, Danvers, Mass. (Special Education Teacher)
  • Horace Greely High School, Chappaqua, N.Y. (Teacher's Assistant)
  • Loretta Elementary School, Jacksonville, Fla. (Teacher)
  • Manhattanville College, Purchase, N.Y. (Head Men's Lacrosse Coach)
  • MassMutual, Springfield, Mass. (Customer Service Rep)
  • Mystic, Conn. (Educational Support Supervisor)
  • Northwest Village School, Plainville, Conn. (Assistant Teacher)
  • Ocean View Elementary School, Norfolk, Va. (Teacher)
  • Wake County Schools, Raleigh, N.C. (Teacher)
  • William Seach School, Weymouth, Mass. (Teacher)
Master of Education Student, Graduate Advisor to Director of Student Planning, Assessment, and Success University of Texas at Arlington

Jack Porter '15

“The American studies major at Springfield College allowed me the flexibility to examine a broad array of fields during my first two years, and then narrow my focus as an upper-class student. Classes in sociology, education, history, business administration, literature, and political science led me to a specific passion for public policy, education, and political science. This undergraduate program is ideal for an individual with an interest in multiple social sciences.”

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Studying American Studies At Springfield College