African American Studies

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About the Major

The primary emphasis of the African-American studies program is to educate students about the theories and methodologies pertaining to the study of African Americans. Students will be able to compare and contrast the experiences of people of African descent in the U.S. to those in the wider African Diaspora. They also learn through participation in community-service activities.

This is a new major. Graduates with the minor have gone on to become...

Possible Careers for this Major

More options can be found on the department's Careers page.

  • Attorney
  • Civil Rights Professional
  • Community Activist
  • Government Employee
  • Journalist
  • Public Policy Professional
  • Teacher
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Some Unique Opportunities in this Major
  • Students will receive one-on-one mentoring from the program director Sharon Austin. The program is committed to assisting its majors in finding internship and career opportunities. One major objective of the major is to prepare students for graduate and law school and to assist them with their applications for summer programs that will prepare them for graduate and law school. Students will earn credit for courses that address the African American experience in Paris and in Ghana, West Africa.
  • For more opportunities, please refer to the department website
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