The American Studies
program offers excellent preparation for graduate study in law, social
sciences, and liberal arts. Courses emphasize the development of
many skills needed for success in graduate and professional schools:
critical thinking and analysis, writing, and oral communication.
American Studies majors find that the broad range of courses in the
program allows them great flexibility in taking course work which will
prepare them for their individual program of graduate or professional
study. Georgetown's American Studies majors have experienced
extraordinary success in obtaining admission to graduate and professional
school programs. Recent graduates have entered graduate schools in
history, literature, law, diplomacy, social work, journalism, education,
information science, ministry, and health-care management.
To help students prepare
for advanced study, the American Studies program, in conjunction with the
Department of History, offers a special preparation course covering the
admissions exams for law school and graduate school.