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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2007-08 [Archived Catalog]

African American Studies Major (B.A.)

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Major code BA4903

Students completing the 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.

College-level Requirements

Please see the appropriate college listing for college-level academic requirements.

Program Requirements

The requirements for a major consist of 56-quarter hours, including the following:


Complete one focal area

Within the 56 hours, at least 28 must be in one of two focal areas– either social sciences or arts and humanities.  The focal area must include at least one course from four of the groups below and at least 16 hours at or above the 300 level.

Social Sciences Groups

Arts and Humanities Groups

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