American Studies students are leaders on campus, heavily involved with student life, and organizations at Georgetown, such as The Hoya, The Voice, The Corp, WTGB Georgetown Radio, Blue and Gray Tour Guide Society, GUGS, Philodemic, Mask and Bauble, Rangila, Prison Outreach Program, and GAAP. American Studies students also work in a wide array of off campus jobs and internships, at the Newseum, Christie’s Auction House, The New York Times, the Smithsonian, WDCB Chicago Public Radio, OddLot Production Company, the Wendy Davis for Governor Campaign, and the Kennedy Center. American Studies students have also worked with a number of elected officials: Senator Thomas Carper (D-DE), Rep. John Carney (D-DE), Rep. Jose E. Serrano (D-NY), Rep. Rick Berg (R-ND), Rep. Tim Griffin (R-AK), Rep. Illeana Ros-Lehiten (R-FL), Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL).
American Studies students also often combine their American Studies major with other courses of study for a double major, common majors for this are Government, Economics and Psychology. Additionally, many American Studies students add a complimentary minor to their American Studies experience, these include (but are not limited to):
Film and Media
Program for Jewish Civilization
Women’s and Gender Studies
American Studies students are also able to include study aboard in their American Studies Curriculum, and are able to do coursework in a wide array of study aboard settings, some recent study aboard experiences have included:
If you have questions about double majoring, minoring, or study aboard in American Studies, please email us.