University

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts

About African American and African Studies

The African-American and African Studies major and minor are geared towards both the scholarly and the working world. We aim to produce graduates who are ready for advanced graduate study in the humanities or social sciences; we also aim to produce professionals who can work in a variety of fields that require an understanding of the history and cultures of African and African-descended peoples. Our major can be used in a broad array of fields, such as marketing, journalism, education, and the arts. In the future we hope to establish internships for our majors, where they can apply their scholarly knowledge to a particular career. Flexibility is a key characteristic of our program. African-American and African Studies majors have a wide array of courses to choose from, and may also take courses in other departments as a way to fulfill electives in their major.