American Studies Program

The United States is a complex, multi-dimensional society. The American Studies program at LIU Post examines, from many perspectives, this diverse and dynamic country.

Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, America is revealed through its art, its economy, its faith traditions, its social institutions and its governance – the forces that have driven the nation’s history and produced its greatness as well as its shortcomings. Each student pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies will design his or her own plan of study within broad guidelines that accommodate the individual’s interests.

No two American Studies degree programs are alike, but all result in a deeper understanding of our nation and its people.

Undergraduate Program
B.A. in American Studies

Interdisciplinary Approach

No two American Studies degree programs are alike. Choosing from courses in history, sociology, political science, theater, music, and philosophy, among others, you will work with an advisor to design a curriculum that builds upon your individual areas of interests and deepens your understanding of our nation and its people.

Examining Modern Culture

Director of American Studies Thomas Fahy explores why horror shows—such as The Walking Dead, Dexter, and American Horror Story—are among the most artful and fascinating writing on television in his new book, The Writing Dead.


College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Jeffrey Belnap, Dean
Location, Room 126

Joan Ruckel
Executive Assistant to the Dean