American Studies

American Studies is about the United States of America (USA) – its history, culture, politics, literature, art, music, etc.

Studying in this area involves learning about the historical and contemporary experiences of people in the USA.

This includes the USA's influence on the rest of the world, including New Zealand, and vice versa.

NZ university majors related to this area

Examples of career opportunities

Knowledge about America is useful for a variety of careers (involving other qualifications too).

  • International businessperson
  • Journalist
  • Writer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign affairs analyst
  • Business consultant
  • Trade advisor
  • Teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

142% of national
median earnings


Employment

67%
Employed
2%
Unemployed
23%
Further study
8%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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