Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary/Africana Studies

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Widen your horizons with the Bachelor of Art degree with a focus on Africana Studies. This program gives you an intellectual arena in which you’ll learn to critically examine, analyze and interpret the experiences, traditions, and dynamics of people of African descent. Proficiency in this field is conducive for graduate study in law, social work, political science, education, psychology, sociology, and anthropology as well as careers in social services, academia, criminal justice, all levels of education, administration, human resources, business, health care, and politics.


Dual Major Opportunity

Interested in double-majoring? The Interdisciplinary/Africana Studies is a great choice! You can earn a second major in Africana Studies with only 30 extra credits of Africana Studies upper-division courses.

Curriculum & Requirements

Interdisciplinary Studies - Africana Studies, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

This major serves to equip students via a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum to investigate, comprehend and appreciate the various aspirations, achievements, struggles and contributions of those individuals and groups within the African and African American communities based on a deeper understanding and application of Afrocentricity, black nationalism, liberation ideology and Critical Race Theory—all within a rich historical context domestically and abroad. Consult with your advisor to choose a minor.

Notes: two years of a single high school foreign language or one year of a single college-level foreign language is required for this major.

​Note: this major requires the completion of a minor (15–16 credit) to reach a total of 60 credits.

Required Courses
AAST/HIST/HONS 315AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA5
AAST 320/SOCI 371/SOWK 320AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY5
AAST 321AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL AWARENESS5
Required Electives–choose upper division AAST courses (any course numbered 300-499).25
Required Capstone4-5
INTERDISCIPLINARY SR CAPSTONE (or another capstone with your advisor's approval)
Note: for students who select AAST as a second major, the capstone requirement will be met by the completion of the primary major capstone.
Total Credits44-45

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