Africana Studies

Department of Africana Studies

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ACADEMIC PROGRAM: Major/Minor in Africana Studies

Department of Africana Studies offers an interdisciplinary major and minor to students at Cleveland State University. Prospective students will take courses in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences and the Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs. Africana Studies faculty is a dedicated group of individuals and some of the nation’s finest teachers and scholars, whose expertise provides students with an excellent academic environment to pursue their interests. The ultimate goal of the faculty is to challenge Africana Studies majors and minors to achieve their maximum potential as students and citizens of the world. Students who major in Africana Studies must complete a minimum of thirty (30) credit hours, and students seeking the minor are required to complete a minimum of fifteen (15) credit hours.

In addition to the academic degree, the Department of Africana Studies provides scholarly programs and activities for the enrichment, education, and enjoyment of students, faculty, staff, and the greater Cleveland community. Please see the Africana Studies calendar for more information about scholarly programs and events.

Major or Minor in Africana Studies

What Can I do with an Africana Studies Major?

The Africana Studies degree affords a student the opportunity to pursue a graduate education and/or a variety of career fields. Africana Studies majors/minors can be found in an array of professions and occupational areas. These career possibilities include: education, journalism, law, business management, government, city planning, international relations, psychology, public health, religion, visual and performing arts, and social work. Click on the link “What Can I Do with a Black Studies Major? 500+ Answers” for more information about career opportunities.

What Can I Do With A Black Studies Major? 500+ Answers. 4th Edition, 2015, Robert Fikes, Jr., Librarian, San Diego State University.

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