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B.A. in American Studies

American Studies StudentsThe American Studies Program at LIU Post invites students to examine the social, cultural, and artistic institutions of American life. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum, students develop a greater understanding about America and its relationship to the world. 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. Working with an advisor, you will build a curriculum from diverse subjects that include history, English, sociology, political science, philosophy, art history, psychology, anthropology, theater, music, education, and earth and environmental sciences.

Program Goals


  • To examine the American experience from a variety of critical perspectives
  • To provide students with a valuable body of knowledge and skills in research, writing and critical thinking
  • To prepare students for careers in a wide variety of fields or for further study at the graduate level

Qualities That Set Our Program Apart


  • An interdisciplinary structure that permits students to design a program of study according to their individual interests and goals
  • Highly regarded, widely published professors who interact closely with students in small classes
  • Excellent student support and academic counseling