What can a degree in Africana Studies do for you?
Africana Studies at Binghamton University prepares you for a career in business, law, government, Internet technologies, teaching, public policy, medicine, psychology, university administration, law enforcement, social work and counseling. As well, it prepares students for graduate work in a variety of disciplines, such as literature, art, music, drama, anthropology, history, philosophy, political science, sociology, journalism, and labor relations. Private-sector employers are becoming increasingly interested in recruiting personnel conversant with multicultural issues. A degree in Africana Studies enhances your perspective and equips you with the knowledge to address these important concerns.
Discuss your career goals with our faculty as well as the staff of the Career Development Center (CDC).
Our measure of success
Award-winning students: Africana Studies majors have won numerous awards, including the SUNY Chancellor's Award, the Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholarship, the Nell Jackson Memorial Award, and Harpur College Undergraduate Research Awards, which help to defray the costs of doing research. Some have had perfect grade-point averages and have been on the Dean's List.
National honors organizations: In recognition of their excellent academic work, Africana Studies students are members of national honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Eta Sigma, and Golden Key Honor Society.
Graduate school acceptances
Many Africana Studies graduates have gone on to continue their studies at prestigious graduate schools, including Harvard University, Yale University, New York University, Columbia University, Indiana University at Bloomington, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, Boston University, and Syracuse University, as well as Binghamton University.