The AAS program is organized around the liberal arts. Core area subjects are selected from topics on Africa, on African-Americans in the United States, on the Caribbean and on other parts of the Third World.
AAS majors must complete 36 credits; including 12 credits from the basic core and 24 credits from upper-division courses. After successfully completing 12 credits of introductory work, students are encouraged to specialize in a liberal arts discipline. At least 12 of the 24 required upper-division credits must be in the chosen area of specialization.
Complete four from the following:
Students complete at least 12 credits in their chosen area of specialization. The remaining 12 credits are selected from the Department of African and African-American Studies or, where necessary, from other departments by advisement from the Department of African and African-American Studies.
Students minoring in AAS must complete 18 credits in courses offered by the department. These must include six credits of basic core courses plus 12 additional upper-division credits from courses offered through the AAS