Regional Studies (U.S., Canadian, Foreign) Major

Regional Studies is a program that focuses on the defined geographic subregions and subcultures within modern and historical countries and societies. Includes such topics as Acadian Studies, French Canadian and Quebec Studies, Southern (U.S.) Studies, Appalachian (U.S.) Studies, New England Studies, Southwestern Studies, Northern Studies, and others.

Regional Studies majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern politics, culture, economics, and society, and linguistics of the geographic subregions and subcultures.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Regional Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Regional Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

What can you do with a major/degree in Area (Ethnic/Gender/Group) Studies?  Learn more on the Careers/Jobs/Internships in Area Studies Page.

What can you do with a major/degree in Regional Studies?

A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in education, teaching, and translation.  In addition, there may be opportunities in broader professions like marketing, tourism, or foreign service.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Regional Studies:

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Regional Studies: