Africana Studies at Appalachian State University challenges students to think critically and in a multidisciplinary way about issues of race, diversity, difference, culture, and identity.

In the Department of Cultural, Gender, and Global Studies, students can design their own Africana Studies program of study through the Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies.

In the Department of History, students seeking the BS Degree in History (non-teaching) can choose a Concentration that is focused on Africana Studies

A Minor in Africana Studies consists of 18 semester hours, 12 of which are prescribed and 6 hours of electives. The Minor integrates academic disciplines and includes a variety of course offerings.

Students who have completed 12 semester hours of approved courses can earn a certificate that recognizes their interest in Africana Studies.

Several courses in Gen Ed can count in Africana Studies. Students should schedule a consultation with the Program Director.


Learn more about about the students, alumni and faculty & staff of Africana Studies.