Undergraduate Programs

Students interested in the African diaspora, including the African American experience, studying the continent of Africa, or Africana people around the globe are welcome in Africana Studies. Our students come from across the university and often pair our major or minor with other courses of study.

The department is known for its award-winning faculty, outstanding mentorship, interesting courses, innovative pedagogy, and opportunities for undergraduate research. We work with each of our students to create a unique and personal course of study within the parameters of the discipline. Upon graduation our students go into medicine, law, education, counseling, industry, the arts, and service. Learn more about our recent alumni, including two Africana Studies majors who went on to become Rhodes Scholars.

Contact Director of Undergraduate Studies Maria McKenna to learn more about becoming an Africana Studies major or minor. 

Want to hear more? Visit our Why Africana Studies? page.