Feb 23, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

African American Studies, B.A.

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Major Requirements

Credit Hours: 33+

In addition to completing the requirements for this major, students must also complete the degree requirements specified in the Academic Regulations  section of this catalog.

Courses within this major may also satisfy general education requirements. Please consult the Liberal Arts and Sciences General Education Requirements  for more information.


*Permission of the program director must be granted for this course to count toward the program.

Elective Requirement

Complete 12 additional elective credit hours, with at least 9 credit hours at the 300-level. 

Electives credit hours from any AAST 200+ level , or additional courses below:

Special Topics courses:

Note: The following may also be taken for elective credit when they have sufficient content relevant to the major, as certified by the instructor and the director of African American Studies


  • No More than 9 credit hours of AAST 290  may be applied towards the program requirements.
  • No more than 6 credit hours of AAST 400  may be applied towards the program requirements.

Coursework Meeting Major Requirements Excluded from the Major GPA Calculation

None.  All courses that may apply toward completion of course requirements within the major apply toward the major GPA calculation.

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