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American Studies at Hofstra University is an interdisciplinary program for undergraduates looking forward to graduate work and careers in public service, law, higher education and other fields associated with the social sciences and humanities.

The American Studies program is intensive and extensive; intensive because America is the focus of the program, and extensive because students become proficient in many academic disciplines. Courses in English, history, philosophy and political science are all integral to the program. Electives are available in economics, education, geography, mass media, music, sociology and Spanish.

Because of its wide-ranging areas of interest, American Studies is a program that can be easily adapted (with proper advisement) to the needs, abilities, preferences and career prospects of the individual student.