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Africana Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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Quick Facts

Credits Required: 120
Cost Per Credit: $500

College of Humanities

The Africana Studies program analyzes how gender, class, race and other important ideas shape the experiences of Africana peoples and influence the global economy. Join a program that embraces new technologies and serves as a leader in digital learning.

You’ll study under faculty from diverse academic backgrounds, resulting in a rich and exciting interdisciplinary classroom dynamic. In the online Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies program, you’ll learn to:

  • Solve the grand challenges of a rapidly changing world
  • Engage with local and international communities
  • Enhance communication with people from diverse backgrounds

*Residents of some U.S. Territories may not be eligible. Please see our Eligibility & State Authorization page for more information.

The curriculum for this program includes:

AFAS 200: Introduction to Africana Studies
AFAS 302: Africana Studies Research Approaches
AFAS 340: The Politics of Race and the African Experience
AFAS 371: Hip-Hop Cinema
AFAS/HUMS 376: Global Soccer
AFAS 498: Senior Capstone


Earning your Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies will build core skills, including:

  • Building effective relationships
  • Communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Cultural understanding
  • Litigation
  • Problem solving
  • Research
  • Writing