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African American Studies Program


As the cultural and political landscape transform American society, the African American Studies Program offers rigorous courses to help students better understand race, the African American experience and the African Diaspora. Studying these concepts, AFAM Studies’ students will learn to think critically, develop creative solutions and work collaboratively in careers ranging from education to criminal justice, law, or journalism.

Workforce success

An African American Studies degree will equip you with a variety of skills important for workforce success. Some of those transferable skills you will develop in our program include:

  • Critical thinking and strong analytical skills
  • Cultural awareness
  • Decision making and ethical judgement
  • Develop research skills
  • Examining evidence
  • Intercultural competence
  • Interdisciplinary approach to problems
  • Oral communication
  • Strategic planning
  • Translating theory into action
  • Written communication


Career prospects

A major in African American Studies can prepare you for careers in:

  • Education
  • Government agencies
  • Graduate school (including law, medical, business, theology)
  • Human rights advocacy
  • International services
  • Leadership in community organizations
  • Publishing
  • Sales
  • Social work
  • Theater

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