American Studies

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American Studies is an interdisciplinary program that encourages students to combine, cross, and stretch academic boundaries as they study the diversity and complexity of American history and cultures in local, national, and global terms. Students in this program design their own degree pathway and choose from a range of courses across different disciplines to meet their interests.

Career Application

Your American studies degree can lead to many professional opportunities, including careers in law, government, teaching, public arts, grant writing, public relations, nonprofit organizations, libraries, museums, and community activism.

Get Involved


The English department's internship program is designed to help students enrich their education, gain practical experience, and earn credit towards their degrees.

Student Opportunity Award

This scholarship supports English majors who are planning to further their educational development and employability through opportunities outside the classroom.

USU Honors Program

Participate in discussion-oriented classes and reading groups while taking advantage of other Honors-specific benefits.

Undergraduate Research

Utah State University is one of the premiere undergraduate research colleges in the United States, and students of English can take advantage of opportunities to partner with faculty on projects.

Writing Fellows

Polish your academic writing alongside a tutor with one-on-one sessions, or apply to become a writing fellow yourself.

American Studies News

American Studies Student of the Year Award

The USU English Department named Abbie Chesley the American Studies Student of the Year for 2022-23. The faculty committee notes: “Abbie Chesley is an American Studies major with a focus in Arts and Media.

American Studies Student of the Year Award

The English Department’s American Studies program gladly named Caitlyn Rogers for their 2021-2022 Student of the Year Award. The committee chose Caitlyn because she “exemplified the interdisciplinary spirit of the American Studies program.

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The American Studies Association is the nation’s oldest and largest association devoted to the interdisciplinary study of American culture and history. Their more than 5,000 members represent many fields, from library science to popular culture.

American Folklore Society

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The American Folklore Society is an association of people who study and communicate knowledge about folklore throughout the world. Its members and subscribers are scholars and teachers; professionals in arts and cultural organizations; and community members involved with folklore work.

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Scholarships & Financial Aid

  • Utah State University offers many options for financial aid, including university level scholarships and aid available to specific colleges and majors.