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Africana Studies

Bachelor of Arts

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The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona prepares future leaders of a global and diverse economy from North and Latin America to Africa and Europe. It offers an interdisciplinary major, a minor in Africana Studies with optional coursework to provide a focus on Hip Hop Cultures, and a variety of internships and study abroad opportunities. The program embraces new technologies and is a leader in online offerings and digital humanities.Our faculty encompasses a diverse academic backgrounds producing a fertile and exciting interdisciplinary dynamic evident in both our teaching and research. We encourage students from all backgrounds to join us in investigating the historical and contemporary experiences of Africana peoples and how they are shaped by gender, class, race, and other important ideas.The Africana Studies Program graduates are very marketable and obtain jobs in any career.

Major Details

College: College of Humanities
Admissions Requirements:

No Additional Requirements

Website: africana.arizona.edu
Math Required:

General

    This strand involves the general understanding and appreciation of how mathematics is used to solve problems in everyday life. The G-strand does not prepare a student for any further work grounded in mathematics and assumes the student will not proceed beyond the basic Foundations level noted above. Thus only those students whose major requires the most general knowledge of mathematics should take this strand.
General
Second Language Required:

4 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion of a two-course sequence beyond the second semester of post-secondary language instruction.
  • Completion with a C or higher of a 300- or 400-level language course at the post-secondary level.
  • Completion of one course beyond the third semester in combination with an AP (Advanced Placement) score, IB (International Baccalaureate) score or a CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) score determined by the individual language department.
  • An AP, IB, or CLEP language score determined by individual language departments.
  • A minimum of one semester study abroad in a language program approved by the appropriate language department as the equivalent of fourth-semester skill level.
4 Semesters
Fees: No
Pre-Major: No
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Online

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 - First Year Composition 3
Second Language 4
Math 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
General Elective 3
ENGL 102 - First Year Composition 3
3rd Semester
AFAS 200- Intro to Africana Studies 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
General Elective 2
Second Language 4
4th Semester
AFAS 209 - African American History 3
AFAS 220 - Intro to African American Studies 3
Tier I General Education 3
Minor 3
Second Language 4
5th Semester
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Minor 3
Upper Division Gerneral Elective 3
AFAS 302 - Africana Studies Research Approaches 3
6th Semester
Upper Division AFAS Elective 3
Minor 3
Tier II General Education 3
Upper Division Gerneral Elective 3
Upper Division AFAS Elective 3
7th Semester
Upper Division AFAS Elective 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
Upper Division Gerneral Elective 3
Upper Division AFAS Elective 3
8th Semester
AFAS 498 - Capstone 3
AFAS Elective 3
Upper Division Minor Course 3
Upper Division Gerneral Elective 3
Upper Division Gerneral Elective 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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