Why Africana Studies?

African, African-American, and Caribbean cultures, traditions, and values are crucial to an understanding of the vital importance of Africa as a major player in the global system in this age of global interdependence.

The Africana studies major provides you with a gateway into the comprehensive study of the African, African-American, and Caribbean experience across major disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, with a unique advantage and sharpened knowledge about African-American, African, and Caribbean issues within historical and contemporary contexts.

A degree in Africana Studies would launch you into a successful career in disciplines that the major covers, as well as professional programs of study. The degree also prepares you for graduate studies in the social science and the humanities, as well as international affairs, education, social work, social policy studies, law, and business.

With guidance from the faculty advisor and other members of the faculty, these choices can be fully explored and well-defined.