Africana Studies

Join our vibrant community and explore the rich diversity of African and African American social, cultural, political, and historical development.

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five students in front of Green HallThe Bachelor of Arts degree program in Africana Studies features an interdisciplinary major that draws on the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The program offers 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.

Current political and economic conditions, both national and international, make the selection of an Africana Studies major particularly useful. This period of increased immigration and globalization of the labor market make it increasingly important for students to become familiar with peoples and cultures non-European.

Students majoring in Africana Students often choose to double major in diverse fields such as political science, journalism, education, and business.

An Africana Studies minor is also available for students who wish to complement their major with Africana Studies coursework.

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