African American Studies

The goals of the African American Studies Major are to:

1.      Offers learners a rigorous and intellectually grounded understanding of the history of

African Americans and develop theoretical and analytical skills to evaluate and conduct social field research and analysis.

2.      Offers learners a curriculum that is dedicated to building the studentsí historical knowledge and skills that are applicable to a broad range of settings including the public and private sectors, and especially, in the pursuit of graduated studies and professional work in history, law, social work, urban planning and development, public policy, education and other related fields of employment.

A major in African American Studies requires:

*50 hours of General Education courses

*30 hours of African American Studies Major Core Courses

*24 hours of Social Science Core Courses

*12 hours in restrictive electives

*6 hours in general electives

To graduate with the Bachelor of Science degree in African American Studies, 122 semester credit hours are required.

To view more detailed information on this major, visit the academic catalog beginning on page 111. Click here to view the academic catalog.