Department of Africana-World Studies


The Department of Africana-World Studies provides opportunities for an undergraduate education at the BA level. The programs draw upon many disciplines to prepare graduates for a variety of professional careers. The department also seeks to provide students and the university community with an awareness of and sensitivity to issues of race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender.

Learn more about each of our programs:

  • BA in Africana World Studies
  • Minor in Africana World Studies

This broad, deep, international, multicultural, and multidisciplinary program prepares AWS majors for professional careers in urban studies, education, city planning, law, social work, journalism, business, real estate, the ministry, government, and international service. The major also provides valuable conceptual knowledge and practical skills for students interested in community development and leadership, while also laying a solid foundation for graduate studies in the field of Africana studies, or any of the more traditional and emerging disciplines.
Students who major in Africana-world studies go on to such professions as teaching, law, business, social service, and others, and have received fellowships at top graduate schools.