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American Studies

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Dream up and deliver a brighter future through the American Studies program at North Greenville University.

Ranked Christian College
On “25 Best Christian Colleges and Universities in the South” from Christian Universities Online (2017).
Average Class Size
Collaborate with your peers. Network with your professors. Connect to countless resources and career opportunities. All thanks to NGU’s smaller class sizes.
Ranked College in SC
On WalletHub’s list of “Best Colleges in South Carolina” (2021).

Where American Culture and Christianity Meet

Prepare to empower others through a variety of meaningful professions. In law, politics, social work, non-profit organizations and more, real impact is at your fingertips.

The Christian faith deeply connects to American culture. Envision a brighter future for both as you explore America through a Christian perspective with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies?

An American Studies degree opens graduates up to variety of different career options. Pursue roles in education. Become a specialized teacher or professor in American history or literature. Join a cultural institution, like a museum or library. Work in media and journalism to provide avenues for writing, and reporting on American issues and trends. Work in a government or nonprofit sector seeking professionals for roles in policy analysis, advocacy, and community outreach. Discover different perspectives and find your voice here at NGU.


Museum Curator/Archivist


Policy Analyst


Experience Learning in Real-World Environments

Your New Classroom: Washington, D.C.

What better place to study America than in our nation’s capital? Experience American history, culture, and politics come to life through the ‘Best Semester Program’ in D.C.

Hands-on Experience Across State Lines

The best way to influence culture is to engage it head-on. Impact diverse communities from the ground up through city partnerships in Greenville, Atlanta, and beyond. 

Christian Influence Through Urban Ministries

Combine your Christian faith and personal calling to meet the deepest needs in urban environments. Learn to connect community development with the hope and healing found only in Christ. 

Interdisciplinary Beside Experienced & Faithful Faculty

Patricia Jeannette Mercier, DMin
Department Chair, Interdisciplinary and General Studies
Gregory Bruce, PhD
Distinguished Professor, English

Study America to Elevate America

American Studies Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Composition & Rhetoric
  • Oral Communication
  • U.S. History to 1865
  • Spanish I & II
  • U.S. History Since 1865
American Studies Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • American Lit I & II
  • Old Testament Survey
  • Intro to Political Science
  • Intro to Historical Research & Writing
  • American National Government
American Studies Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • New Testament Survey
  • State & Local Government
  • History of Christianity in America
  • American History Electives
  • American Politics Electives
American Studies Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • English Electives
  • American History Elective
  • Intro to Geography
  • Senior Seminar

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Program?

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Nicholas Higgins, PhD

Department Chair, Political Science, Criminal Justice, and Legal Studies
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