BA in Africana Studies




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
The Africana studies major is designed for students with an interest in shaping the world. In the Africana studies major, students will understand the complexities, struggles, and successes of people of African descent that exist throughout the world.
Through an approach that combines the social sciences with those of the humanities, Africana studies critically examines the societies and peoples of Africa and African descent and their relationship to the world.
The department offers concentrations in either the humanities or social sciences within the major.
Double Majors
Students are welcome to double major in Africana studies and another major and should decide on a major in their sophomore year. Examples of double majors include economics, communications, education, English literature or writing, history, sociology, theatre arts, and urban studies.
Africana Studies/English Literature Joint Major
The joint major offers an especially coherent experience in interdisciplinary learning by bringing together Africana studies and English literature.


Which department am I in? Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Applicants must have completed AP, International Baccalaureate (IB), and College in High School classes. English Language Requirements: 100 or higher TOEFL composite score with subscores of 21 or higher is considered competitive, or a 7.0 IELTS with subscores of 6.0 or higher. Students with a 95-99 TOEFL will be reviewed on an individual basis. IELTS: 6.5.

Entry Requirement For International Student

Students must have completed high school.
English Language Requirements
TOEFL - 100 with sub scores of 21 or higher is considered competitive; IELTS - 7.0.

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

US$29,692.00 per year

27 August 2018, 7 January 2019

Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences 917 Cathedral of Learning, PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, 15260, United States