Program

The Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that provides students with knowledge of human cultures, as well as intellectual and practical skills to engage complexity, diversity and change.

As a student in the program, you will be empowered to tackle the complex problems of the 21st century — and you will be studying in the heart of a city that was once the capital of the Confederacy and is now making headlines for social justice. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply your skills in law, education, business, government, industry or in any of the many settings where racial justice and equity are at the forefront.

Concentrations

You can choose to complete the Bachelor of Arts in African American Studies as a standalone option, or pick one of the following three concentrations in African American studies.

Artistic, historical and literary perspectives

In the artistic, historical and literary perspectives concentration, you complete core African American studies coursework in addition to a minimum of four electives to satisfy the concentration requirements. Concentration course options include Black Theatre, African Art and Architecture, Black Women Writers and more. 

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Political, religious and societal perspectives

You will complete core coursework in addition to a minimum of four electives to satisfy the political, religious and societal perspectives concentration requirements. Concentration course options include Black Religion, Black Political Thought, Politics of the Civil Rights Movement and more.

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Social and behavioral perspectives

In the social and behavioral perspectives concentration, you will complete core coursework in addition to a minimum of four electives to satisfy the concentration requirements. Concentration course options include Black Health Matters, African American Family in Social Context, Mental Health Across the African Diaspora and more.

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