What is African American studies?
African American studies is the systematic study of the historical, cultural, intellectual and social development of people of African descent. The field features a diversity of approaches, intellectual and practical interests, and draws upon the humanistic, social and behavioral sciences in its interdisciplinary framework.
The major in African American studies prepares students for a wide range of professional and career opportunities through the study the historical, cultural, intellectual and social development of people of African descent, the societies of which they are a part, and their contributions to world civilization. Students can continue to graduate (including doctoral level) studies in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences or pursue professional programs in law, medicine, business and journalism.