Major code BA4903
Students completing the African American Studies major program receive a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in African American studies. Courses include communications, education, political science, psychology, social sciences, art, literature, and music, as they reflect and provide insight into the African American experience.
Students can also work in close collaboration with their advisors in developing other focal areas in a range of fields including: health and human services, business administration, African studies, Latin American studies, environmental studies, social work, rural sociology, broadcasting, journalism, and multimedia studies.
The minimum grade point average for graduation is a 2.0 (C) in all courses attempted. A grade of C is also required in each major course.
Advising is an essential element in the African American Studies program. Each student works closely with a faculty member whose expertise and interests are related to the student’s academic pursuits.
The Department of African American Studies also offers an Honors program in African American Studies. See below for more information.