African and African American Studies (BA)
Accelerated Program

The African and African American studies program at ASU has assembled a dynamic faculty engaged in investigating the riveting complexities of Africa. Trained in a variety of disciplines that include anthropology, health, history, journalism, literature, sociology, political science and women's studies, the faculty examine a wide array of critical issues facing African-descended peoples across the stages of life at various times and places in history.

Degree Offered

African and African American Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, The College of


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Career Outlook

Because of its emphasis on various social aspects and groups, the African and African American studies program provides students with practical applications useful for various workplaces. This program helps students develop cultural sensitivity and prepares them for careers in:

  • administration
  • advertising
  • business
  • counseling
  • education
  • human resources
  • international relations
  • journalism
  • justice
  • law
  • management
  • travel

The program prepares students for work in:

  • civil rights organizations
  • colleges and universities
  • corporations
  • government agencies
  • hotel chains
  • law firms
  • libraries
  • museums
  • nonprofit organizations
  • political action groups
  • public relation firms
  • research organizations
  • sales departments
  • social service agencies
  • the insurance industry
  • the Peace Corps
  • travel agencies

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