The American Studies Department offers students two distinct but interconnected undergraduate majors -- American Studies and Media & Communications -- along with a graduate degree in Liberal Studies.
Our programs develop within students an enhanced understanding of the meanings of citizenship and foster a critical understanding of events and issues defining the nation in the past and present.
B.A. in Media & Communications
5-Year B.A./M.A. in American Studies/Liberal Studies
Fundamentals of Non-Fiction Video Production
Lisa Payton is a writer on the hit Apple TV+ show "Truth Be Told," starring Oscar-winner Octavia Spencer.
Students for more than 40 years have launched successful careers in national, regional and local media after gaining practical experience on staff at a SUNY Old Westbury student media outlet.