African American Studies

Why a Degree in African American Studies?

African-American Studies prepares students to speak, write, and think critically about social, cultural, and political dynamics within the African-American community. Students are equipped for any job that demands a keen awareness of this country’s racial fracture lines. African-American Studies graduates go on to careers in government, law, teaching, non-profit relief, social advocacy, research, and international development.

Sample Occupations

  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Director
  • History Instructor
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Case manager
  • Victim Advocate
  • Communications
  • International Relief
  • Peace and Justice Advocate 

Professional Associations