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.
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?
|Probation Officer||Cultural Anthropologist|
|Tour Guide||Museum Curator|
|Youth Program Leader||Archivist|
|Affirmative Action Officer||Fundraising Manager|
|Foreign Service Officer||Market Researcher|
|Cultural Consultant||Public Relations Specialist|
|Intelligence Officer||Cultural Event Planner|
|Peace Corps Worker||Community Developer|
|Workforce Diversity Specialist||University Multicultural Affairs Director|
What are some potential employers?
|Community Development Agencies||Educational Institutions|
|Government Agencies||Nonprofit Agencies|
|Business & Industry||Museums & Art Councils|
|International Firms||Consulting Firms|