African and African-American Studies offers students a broader and deeper understanding of our world. We promote global and inclusive perspectives—drawing from history, literature, the arts and the social sciences—to explore the realities and life experiences of Africans and African Americans. For students of any ethnic background, a major in AAS offers a uniquely rounded liberal arts education that can lead to a wide variety of career options or further studies.
Any undergradaute student can declare the major in African and African-American Studies.
The major consists of 36 credits: 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.
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.
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Malcolm B Boston Ph.D
(SUNY At Buffalo)
Howard Eagle MS
(SUNY College At Brockport)
Roy W King JD
John K Marah EDD
Felix N Okoye Ph.D
(University Of California-Los Angeles)