What is Africana Studies?
The Africana Studies Department at UNC Charlotte employs interdisciplinary approaches to the study of experiences of African-descended populations worldwide: Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. It offers a comprehensive liberal arts curriculum that enhances global awareness, engages social policies, and fosters entrepreneurial skills in regional and transnational contexts. The program prepares students for careers in a wide variety of fields and for graduate studies in several disciplines.

How many credit hours in Africana Studies do I need to graduate?
Africana Studies majors must complete a total of 30 credit hours, comprising of 15 credit hours of AFRS core courses and 15 hours of AFRS electives.

What are the core requirements?
Do you have courses that meet General Education requirements?
What are the requirements for a minor in Africana Studies?

Please refer to the UNC Charlotte course catalog.


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Academic Plans of Study

Is there study abroad for Africana Studies majors?
Students may have an opportunity to travel, work and study abroad in an exchange program through a university in the Africana Diaspora, the Peace Corps, and Operation Crossroads. For more information, visit the Office of Education Abroad at http://edabroad.uncc.edu/

What are some employment opportunities available to me with a BA in Africana Studies? See: What Can I Do With A Black Studies Degree?: 1000 Answers

Probation OfficerCultural Anthropologist
Tour GuideMuseum Curator
Bank ManagerLobbyist
Youth Program LeaderArchivist
Affirmative Action OfficerFundraising Manager
Foreign Service OfficerMarket Researcher
Cultural ConsultantPublic Relations Specialist
Intelligence OfficerCultural Event Planner
Peace Corps WorkerCommunity Developer
Workforce Diversity SpecialistUniversity Multicultural Affairs Director

What are some potential employers?

Community Development AgenciesEducational Institutions
Government AgenciesNonprofit Agencies
Business & IndustryMuseums & Art Councils
International FirmsConsulting Firms
Mass Media