African-American Studies

College: College of Arts and Sciences
Degrees: B.A., minor, M.A.
See Also: Department of African-American Studies

African-American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of African people nationally and globally. It recognizes how issues and factors in addition to race affect the lives of African people worldwide. As an interdisciplinary field of concentration, it offers critiques of knowledge presented in the traditional disciplines and professions, scholarly and artistic accounts of the realities of the lives of African-Americans, and perspectives on social change. The Department of African-American Studies provides students with the intellectual origins, concepts, research, and models of the disciplines; the knowledge and skills necessary for the study of group cultures; and a curriculum that contributes to the goals of multicultural education.

Career Opportunities

Students who pursue a degree in African-American studies find employment in a variety of industries, including Education, Business, Government, Law, Communications, and Human Services.

Academic Guide

This is a suggested 4-year schedule of courses for students to follow, including milestones that should be met each year.

B.A. in African-American Studies