Africana Studies


To a great extent, majors in Africana studies at the UC McMicken College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) design their own programs, and each student is encouraged to develop an area of concentration within the major in one of three tracks: Track 1: Diasporic Literature. Track 2: Social Policy or Track 3: History. Areas of concentration aim to provide students with a body of information and skills reflecting their personal interests, career plans and/or graduate school aspirations. After meeting with our undergraduate director, Dr. Edward Wallace, all majors in Africana Studies are assigned a faculty advisor in the department for personal guidance and support.

Minors and Certificates

Flexible degree requirements within A&S allow for and highly encourage students to pursue multiple areas of study. Free electives allow for enough credits for students to pursue a minor, certificate program or even complete a second major. Some of the most common major and minor pairings are listed below.

  • Asian Studies
  • Communication
  • French
  • History
  • International Affairs
  • Latin American Studies
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies