About the Department

The American Studies Department of the College of Liberal Arts offers an undergraduate major and a minor in American Studies and a Master of Arts degree. The field of American Studies invites students to explore the rich diversity of the United States, its peoples and cultures. Students develop the kinds of broad historic and intercultural perspectives from which they can understand their own experiences, as well as those of Americans past and present, by studying literature and history; media, such as music, TV, and film; institutions, such as religion, family, politics and government; and social and scientific thought and belief systems. Our interdisciplinary program prepares students for careers in education, arts and non-profits, law, government, communication and business.

Why UMass Boston?

Alumnus, adjunct professor, and acclaimed filmmaker Chico Colvard giving his IDEAS Boston presentation.

IDEAS Boston at UMass Boston

Thought leadership conference that brings together leading thinkers

Chico Colvard is one of more than 100 innovators who share their ideas each year at IDEAS Boston.

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