Established in 1970, Seton Hall’s interdisciplinary Africana Studies program is the first and oldest of its kind in New Jersey, providing rigorous intellectual inquiry and fostering a commitment to social change, racial justice and equality.
As a minor in Africana Studies, students learn from multidisciplinary faculty – thought leaders in a wide range of academic fields from political science, history, religion, literature and more. Through carefully curated courses, students engage in robust intellectual inquiry as they analyze the historical and contemporary experience of people of African descent in the Americas, Europe, Africa and elsewhere.
By integrating Africana Studies into their academic portfolio, students can broaden their perspectives and critical thinking skills – essential assets for today’s interconnected world and career landscape.
The Africana Studies program engages a diverse community of scholars who are passionate about understanding and exploring the Black experience. Plus, students can enhance their academic journey through experiential and extra-curricular activities such as guest lectures, internships, community activism, and study-abroad opportunities in Africa and the Caribbean.
Graduates are well-prepared for careers or graduate-level studies in various fields, and ready to contribute to the work taking place in schools, government agencies, law firms, businesses, libraries, and museums.