Major and Minor

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For a quick overview of the Africana Studies Program, please refer to our informational slick click here...

For additional information about the Africana Studies major and minor, please refer to the university catalog click here...

The Major

The major in Africana Studies consists of a minimum of ten (10) courses, constituting at least 30 credit hours and no less than four (4) upper level courses. It entails training across disciplinary lines as well as concentrated study in a single discipline: 

Introductory Course  (1)    
Humanities  (3)    
Social Sciences  (3)     
Disciplinary Concentration  (3)         
In addition, students are encouraged to pursue independent study opportunities to enhance their knowledge of specific aspects of Africana Studies.

Major Declaration Form

Major Declaration Supplemental Form

The Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of four (4) courses, constituting at least 15 hours of study that includes an introductory course and at least one 300-level course.  To declare a minor in Africana Studies, students should visit the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs, Williams Hall, Suite 101. 

AAS 003 Introduction to Africana Studies 1 4

Electives 2 11-12

Total Credits 15-16

1 Additional courses may be substituted for the Introductory course with Program Director permission

2 Must include at least one course at the 300-level

Docusign Minor Declaration Form

Docusign Minor Drop Form