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Africana Studies Major

Africana Studies Undergraduate Major

The degree comprises 33 of 120 total credit hours, which utilizes Africana Studies program-specific as well as courses from other SLA departments.  There are a total of 12 credit hours in four required core courses to ensure coherence within the degree.  An additional 9 credit hours are required in one of three area concentrations—Africa, North America or Latin America & Caribbean - which must include courses from at least two different SLA departments and at least two courses at the 300 level or higher.  Completion of the degree also requires 12 credit hours from an extensive list of Africana Studies program and/or SLA department courses.  The degree’s thematic requirements reinforce breadth with intellectual depth by optimizing opportunities to concentrate their coursework regionally.

Students may take up to 6 hours of AFRO A495 independent study credit within the major, but can count no more than 3 credits in any specific area concentration. Checksheets for the Africana Studies undergraduate major, minor, certificate in Africa Studies as well as SLA General Education requirements can be found at the following link:

The following sample curriculum plans to earn a B. A. degree in Africana Studies are for students who want to graduate in four years. They are for illustrative purposes only. For more information about these plans, please consult with the Africana Studies Program’s Lead Undergraduate Advisor, Dr. Monroe Little at: or 317-274-0098.

Sample Four Year Plan - [PDF]

Africana Studies Major Requirements - [PDF]

Africana Studies Program Major form - [Click Here] [Alternative]