Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of African Americans, Africans, and peoples of African descent around the world. Our course of study is designed to provide students with an integrated understanding and appreciation for a new global black studies.
An undergraduate degree in Africana Studies prepares students for graduate work in the humanities, social sciences and professional schools as well as a range of careers in teaching, business, public service and the arts, among others.
Graduate work in Africana Studies prepares students for academic and other careers in this interdisciplinary field, as well as in medicine, education, law, and business. It also prepares students interested in policy-related work.