This page is designed to help students work through the similarities and differences between the Pre-Fall 2015 and Fall 2015 requirements.

Effective Fall 2015, students who declare Africana Studies as their major will have to follow the most recent requirements. However, students who declared before Fall 2015 have the option of following the previous requirements or the current ones.

If a student is unsure about which track they are eligible for or which track to take, they should make an appointment to talk to the program director.

Requirement As of Fall 2015 Prior to Fall 2015
Race and Ethnicity Course required required
Methodology Course required required
One African History Course  required required
One African-American Lit Course required required
African-American History I and II one class required both classes required
Intro to Africana studies required not required
Pan Africanist Thought required not required
Total credits required 36 up to 48
Minor required? no yes
Required electives five four
Capstone options graduate seminar, internship, independent study or additional course independent study or additional course