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College Of Arts And Sciences
Africana Studies
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Why Africana Studies?

Interested in learning about Black history, art, literature, social and economic conditions, politics, and cultures? Through our Africana Studies major you will, and you'll be encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities and community service. Our graduates work in a variety of fields ranging from social work to human resources and public relations to academia. Africana Studies is a great degree to hold if you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding college experience.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Africana Studies in the Humanities
  • Africana Studies in the Social Sciences
  • The African-American Experience
  • The Global African Experience

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Hip Hop and the Intellectual Tradition
  • Philosophy of Race
  • The Modern Color Line
  • Human Rights and Africa

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Curator 
  • Communications
  • Assistant Dean
  • Teaching

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum
  • Advancement Project, Washington, DC
  • University of North Carolina
  • SUNY Cortland

Interested in this Major?

Department of Africana Studies

Chair: Tracey Walters

Office: S-249 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7470

College Of Arts And Sciences
Africana Studies
Back to all Programs

Why Africana Studies?

Interested in learning about Black history, art, literature, social and economic conditions, politics, and cultures? Through our Africana Studies major you will, and you'll be encouraged to take part in extracurricular activities and community service. Our graduates work in a variety of fields ranging from social work to human resources and public relations to academia. Africana Studies is a great degree to hold if you’re looking for a challenging and rewarding college experience.

AREAS OF STUDY:
  • Africana Studies in the Humanities
  • Africana Studies in the Social Sciences
  • The African-American Experience
  • The Global African Experience

Ready to take the next step?

SAMPLE COURSES:

  • Hip Hop and the Intellectual Tradition
  • Philosophy of Race
  • The Modern Color Line
  • Human Rights and Africa

ADMISSION INFO:

As a non-restricted major, there are no additional admission requirements for this program. Please review the general admission criteria related to how you are applying.

After Graduation

Your college decision isn't really about the next four years. We get it. It’s about what doors are opened by your degree and whether those opportunities are what you had envisioned for yourself. Nearly 95% of SBU grads go to professional or graduate school. Here's a snapshot of what life after graduation looks like for some of them.

CAREER OPTIONS:

  • Curator 
  • Communications
  • Assistant Dean
  • Teaching

RECENT EMPLOYERS:

  • Arts of Global Africa, Newark Museum
  • Advancement Project, Washington, DC
  • University of North Carolina
  • SUNY Cortland

Interested in this Major?

Department of Africana Studies

Chair: Tracey Walters

Office: S-249 Social and Behavioral Sciences

Phone: (631) 632-7470

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