African and African American studies (AAAS) is an interdisciplinary B.A. program that focuses on people of African descent throughout the world and the diversity of past and present experiences of those who live in: Africa. Central America. South America. The Caribbean. The United States. As an institutional program, AAAS is structured to: Combine knowledge of the African diaspora with intellectual and practical training in specific areas to create more effective communities and global partnerships. Prepare students of all ethnicities to better understand, value and more effectively participate in our increasingly diverse society. Provide students with a foundation for advanced studies in such fields/professions as history, English, sociology, political science, communications, arts, public administration, law, psychology, social work, education and business.
Because of its emphasis on various social aspects and groups, AAAS provides students with practical applications useful for various workplaces. The minor requirement of AAAS helps students develop cultural sensitivity and prepares them for careers in: Administration. Advertising. Business. Counseling. Education. Human resources. International relations. Journalism. Justice. Management. Travel. Our program prepares students for work in: Civil rights organizations. Colleges and universities. Corporations. Government agencies. Hotel chains. The insurance industry. Law firms. Libraries. Museums. Nonprofit organizations. Political action groups. Public relation firms. Research organizations. Sales departments. Social service agencies. The Peace Corps. Travel agencies. Example Careers: Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to the following: career title *growth *median salary Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary 15.12 65,030 * Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).