Welcome to Africana Studies

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About the African American Studies Concentration

The African American Studies Concentration consists of interdisciplinary curricular offerings that engage faculty with students in critical analysis, reflection and transformational thinking about African Americans within the framework of the multicultural diversity and global connectedness of American society. The African American Studies Program dates back to the late 1960s when the Civil Rights Movement across the nation and the Southern New Jersey region led to the establishment of the King Scholar Program (The Educational Opportunity Fund or EOF Program) in the Fall of 1968. Following the offering of the first Black History course by the History Department in 1969 in response to Black student demands, a slow but steady growth in African American and African curricular offerings over the course of the next two decades culminated in the formal establishment of the African American Studies concentration in 1989.

- Only 18 Credits
- Many Classes to choose from
- Endless Career Possibilities

The concentration is an excellent complement
to all undergraduate majors and students’
careers in a wide range of areas including:

Public Relations
Law & Justice
Social Services
Social Science Research
Business Administration

These are just a few of the many careers to choose. Challenge your mind and increase your marketability. To sign up for the African American Studies Concentration, visit the University Advising Center located on the 3rd floor of Savitz Hall.

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