African Studies

Currently, this program is not accepting applications.

Students who pursue a minor in African studies will gain a deeper awareness of the cultures of Africa, its issues and its institutional systems. You'll be able to link the knowledge you gain in the minor's diverse classes to develop a clearer, more complete picture of life on the African continent. You can choose a study abroad program in South Africa or Ghana. You'll be a part of efforts to find new links to academic programs in Africa and of the expanding global education mission of the university.

Program Highlights

  • Courses cover African literature, geography, politics, economics and foreign policy as well as the characteristics and issues of ancient and modern Africa.
  • Africa Education Abroad opportunities are available as short-term or semester long programs.
  • Active student groups provide campus with unique insight into African culture and communities through programs such as Cultural Café and Africa Night.

Program Distinctions

  • 20-year collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
  • More than 600 students, faculty and staff have worked and learned in South Africa.
  • Newly developed Education Abroad program in Ghana focuses on culture, education, tourism, development and the impact of globalization.

Student Organizations

Popular Careers

  • Teacher
  • Historian
  • International Relations Officer
  • International Business
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Writer
  • Politics

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