Our curriculum consists of three core concentrations: political, social and cultural.

We offer an interdisciplinary, social science undergraduate curriculum focusing on the presence of black social formations in the Western Hemisphere, with special emphasis on the United States and the Caribbean.

Courses are designed to develop and support student competencies in scientific social observation and analysis, survey and archival research methods, and effective verbal and written communication.

A minimum of thirty-three credit hours of course work within the curriculum satisfies the requirements of the major. Eighteen credit hours of course work within the Department are required of all minors.

The cause of freedom is not the cause of a race or a sect, a party or a class-it is the cause of human kind, the very birthright of humanity.

Major Requirements

  • AFRO 005 Introduction to Afro American Studies I - 3 credits   
  • AFRO 006 Introduction to Afro American Studies II - 3 credits  
  • AFRO xxx Electives [3 Courses] - 9 credits       
  • AFRO 176 Practicum/Internship in Afro American Studies  - 6 credits
  • AFRO xxx Electives [2 Courses] - 6 credits   
  • AFRO 175 or 775 Preparation for Practicum Writing Research - 3 credits      
  • AFRO 159 Senior Seminar - 3 credits