Since its formal inception in 1994, AS has made tremendous strides in fulfilling its mandate "to become a regionally and ultimately a nationally recognized Department."
Prepares students for professional life and social responsibility with an emphasis on critical engagement, communication skills, research and social justice. The department offers a master’s degree with competitive funding with two primary areas of emphasis: Community Empowerment, and Culture and Aesthetics.
Our department offers a bachelor of arts degree, master of arts degree and graduate certificate that rest upon the critical study of all people of African descent. The curriculum of Africana Studies examines the Black experience through an interdisciplinary perspective grounded in social justice.
– Audre Lorde, “Learning From the 60s”