FAQs

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.

Majors

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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?

Writer/Editor Journalist
Probation Officer Cultural Anthropologist
Tour Guide Museum Curator
Bank Manager Lobbyist
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
Mass Media