Gain in-depth understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora — U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America — and insight into contemporary global issues facing Africana people when you choose one of the concentrations in this major.
You’ll engage in a rigorous intellectual, socio-political, historical and cultural curriculum that emphasizes:
African American Sociological, Political and Community Development
Get the knowledge and background you’ll need to be a community builder and activist or for graduate work.
Prepare for a variety of career options such as government service, nonprofit organization, journalism, international affairs and others.
Independent research with a faculty mentor is a central part of your academic experience. You will have opportunities to present your research at national conferences or to co-author a scholarly paper with your professor. You also can gain first-hand knowledge of Africa through study abroad programs in Ghana and Kenya.
Chair: Seth N. Asumah
Office: Old Main, Room 208-B
This is the oldest of the College’s ethnic studies programs, dating back to 1975 when it was founded as the Department of Black Studies.
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Credit Hours: 124