African and African American Studies Undergraduate Certificate

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Explore the rich heritage of Black diaspora

Gain a deeper understanding of African and African American cultures, histories and contributions.

This customizable, four-course certificate has diverse course options that will raise your cultural awareness.


Choose your certificate

Contact the Academic Advising and Transfer Center to declare a certificate in African and African-American studies.

Ideal majors or career paths

A background in African and African American can complement any major.

For example, programs in:

  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Health care
  • Humanities
  • Social sciences
  • Social work

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African and African American Studies minor

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