African America Studies (AAS) is an interdisciplinary academic field focused on the African American experience and the African Diaspora across historical, social, political, and cultural dimensions.
Students enrolled in African American Studies obtain theoretical knowledge and practical skills related to working with diverse populations as well as research skills for developing, analyzing, and evaluating policies and practices influencing the African American community. The program prepares students to become insightful, intellectual, and innovative thinkers and leaders who can work effectively in diverse and challenging contexts.
Race and Education
Critical Race Studies
Education and Human Rights
Diversity and Equity
Diversity and Community Contexts
African American Studies (AAS) complements and adds cultural diversity value to all fields of study and professions. This program helps prepare college students toward pursuing graduate degrees. Additionally, students engaging in this program will gain insights for working in a variety of professions such as education, business, law, public policy, health care, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields.