Folklore Studies Major

Folklore Studies is a program that focuses on the study of creativity and aesthetic expression in everyday life, as expressed in narrative, literature, performing arts, culture, work, family and community.

Folklore Studies majors and degree programs are typically interdisciplinary and may vary from institution to institution.  Courses may include a breadth of topics such as myths, legends, beliefs, rituals, festivals), as well as the theoretical approaches.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Folklore Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Folklore 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 Folklore Studies?

A major/degree in this area of study may lead to careers in public folklorists, museum curators, educators, or preservationists.

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Folklore 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 Folklore Studies: