American studies is a flexible degree program that allows students to study American culture and society from an interdisciplinary perspective. The major encourages independence and individuality as it offers students a unique opportunity to structure their own education and to take advantage of the resources of multiple departments at Lafayette.
The major brings together American studies core courses and a wide array of electives based in academic departments.View a list of courses
Thematic concentrations bring together courses in different departments on a common subject. The themes are Social Justice in America; Popular and “High” Culture in America; Business, Work, and Society in America; and Place in America.See what’s available in the four concentrations