The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with knowledge of human cultures and intellectual and practical skills to engage complexity, diversity, and change. The degree program fosters students’ personal and social responsibility and, through applied learning experiences, empowers students to negotiate and to solve the complex problems of the 21st century. African American Studies majors often pursue graduate and professional degree programs in Business, Education, History, International Relations, Law, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, and Social Work. Career opportunities with a B.A. only in African American Studies include employment in community health agencies, public and private schools, and non-profit organizations.
Students majoring in African American studies must meet the general education requirements of the College of Humanities and Sciences. The Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies requires the completion of 120 credits with at least 30 credits in African American Studies courses. At least 15 of the 30 credits in African American Studies must be in upper-division courses.
For complete and up-to-date information about the curriculum and degree requirements, please see the Bulletin.