Africana Studies

Academic Program in Africana Studies

We encourage students to take related courses in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Students develop a balanced program of study reflecting their special interests.

Program Requirements

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Africana studies majors choose courses from at least four of the five concentration areas:

  • education
  • history
  • literature
  • political science
  • visual and performance arts

Students also take at least one course in each of the major geographic regions of the African Diaspora: Africa, the Caribbean, and North America.

Students engage in study-away travel, as well as mentorship and internship programs in the African Diaspora that foster civic involvement and purposeful volunteerism. Graduates often purse advanced work in professional and graduate schools, or begin careers in law, performing arts, education, public policy, or health care.

The degree offers students opportunities for a life of service and meaning—to not only work in society but to help transform it.