This concentration allows students to design their own concentration area. However, a student selecting the general Africana Studies concentration must have his or her program approved by the advisor and chair of Africana Studies. Related seminar may be chosen from other disciplines with the approval of the advisor and chair of Africana Studies.
Persons with an Africana Studies background are employed in a wide range of careers such as counseling, social work, international consultant, Foreign Service, public relations, educational administration, media, management, urban planning, librarianship, law, and law enforcement. The Department of Africana Studies provides undergraduate training for students interested in developing careers in teaching, academic research, international relations and community development. Often graduate work is required in certain job categories.