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The Department of African and African American Studies offers undergraduate degrees that equip students with bodies of knowledge that emerge from studying the culture, history and social reality of African and African-American peoples, and of those of African descent across the diaspora.  Mastering knowledge about these diasporic peoples will also produce a broad-based interdisciplinary learning experience in the social sciences and humanities, also tied to an intellectual, social and personal maturation process.

Interested in majoring or minoring in African and African American Studies please contact:

Professor Stephen Smith, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Declaring a major or minor in African and African American Studies contact:

The Academic Advising Center to fill out your long-range plan.

  • phone: 919-684-6217
  • hours: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm
  • email:

Office of Undergraduate Education

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