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The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Africana Studies features an interdisciplinary major that draws on the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The program offers a wide range of courses that explore the history, culture, politics, and economics of people of African origin, particularly those who live in the United States, Africa, the Caribbean, Central and South America.

Students majoring in Africana Studies often choose to double major in diverse fields including political science, journalism, education, business, and more.


If you’d like to work in the public or private sector of the broader global community, a major in Africana Studies offers a great benefit. Working internationally in developing nations, or in cities right here in the U.S., our graduates pursue careers in humanitarian organizations, government, communications, community development, and public service, among other areas.

In addition, the program’s interdisciplinary coursework and emphasis on developing analytical skills offer you a strong foundation for law school and graduate study or professional training in education, business, international development, communications, and urban planning.