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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Africana Studies

A degree in Africana Studies can lead you almost anywhere - from education, community organizing or public administration to government, business, museum work or communications. It's also excellent preparation for graduate school. Established in 1970, our Africana Studies program is the oldest in New Jersey. It's livelier and more relevant than ever, with engaging classes led by new and veteran scholar-activists. Students can even extend their education to international classrooms, with study-abroad opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean.

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Africana Studies Program Presentation

Learn more about this exciting major at Seton Hall.

Kristine Kwamena-Poh

"I enjoyed the Africana Studies program because it helps enrich one's learning experience by providing an outlook into the African diaspora. The program is inviting, with lots of interesting courses."

Kristine Kwamena-Poh


Students complete 10 required courses - including History of African Civilization, Africana Literature and African-American History. They also choose three classes from either the History and Literature track or the Social Science track. Additional electives span culture, art and music along with community research internships and seminar opportunities. In each course, you'll find highly engaged faculty and fellow students - and small classes that foster deep discussion and forge lifelong bonds.

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