Why Africana Studies?

An interdisciplinary major in Africana Studies teaches students about Africa and the African diaspora—the people, history, politics, current issues, culture, and more. Sounds like an interesting field of study, right? Did you know that an Africana Studies major or minor could also lead to a fulfilling career? Understanding the history and lived reality of a major demographic group that accounts for 15% of the US population can enhance your chosen career. In the arts, medicine, business, law, education, and politics, among innumerable other fields, Africana Studies can broaden your outlook and deepen your awareness. Alumni of the Africana Studies Program are excelling in exciting careers such as International Affairs Specialist for the Department of Justice and Senior Technology Strategy Consultant.

Learn more as Professor Terry-Ann Jones, Director of Africana Studies gives an overview of the program in this video "Why Africana Studes."

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Contact with the Africana Studies Director  to discuss how a major or minor in Africana Studies could guide or complement your career aspirations.