Bachelor of Arts
African American Studies is designed to provide students with a solid disciplinary understanding of African American Studies and critical interdisciplinary scholarship. It is rooted in the spirit of the University’s motto, Pro Humanitate, and its commitment to broad-based education.
Did You Know?
- In Spring 2022 alone, the program sponsored 12 events that delved into topics including COVID-19; disability; climate change; and black media philosophy.
- The program’s faculty have earned degrees in 25 states, Washington, DC, and one foreign country.
Sample courses for students studying African American Studies include:
- African American Intellectual Traditions
- African American Social and Political Thought
- Race and the Modern World
- Philosophy and Race
- Politics of Black Religion
Clubs & Organizations
African American Studies students participate in the following clubs and organizations:
- Black Student Alliance
- African and Caribbean Students Association
Careers that often interest African American Studies majors include:
- Civil Services Worker
- Cultural Resources Manager
- Foreign Service Specialist
- Human Resources
- Media Relations Specialist
- Political Analyst
- State and Local Government
- Social Worker
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