Africana Studies (BA, minor)

Program Overview

Africana studies is the study of Africans and African-descended peoples. It offers a multidisciplinary approach to investigate, educate, promote and value the contributions and experiences of Africans and African-descended peoples worldwide.

Students learn about the national global roles, cultural contributions and experiences of Africans and people of African descent; oral traditions, literature, art and aesthetics; expressions and conceptualizations of spiritualism within the African purview; and the social, political and economic history of Blacks and the evolution of Black nationalism.

Degrees Offered

  • BA in Africana Studies


  • Africana Studies

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Internship projects are completed under the guidance of a faculty member in an institution, agency or program.

Students can also take independent study credits and/or pursue independent research on a topic of their interest in consultation with a faculty member.

For internship opportunities, visit the Fleishman Center for Career and Professional Development.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Africana studies at Binghamton University prepares students for a wide array of careers including:

  • business
  • counseling
  • government
  • law enforcement
  • medicine
  • psychology
  • public health
  • social work
  • technologies
  • teaching

Our graduates have gone on to continue their studies at prestigious graduate schools including:

  • Harvard University
  • Yale University
  • New York University
  • Columbia University
  • University of Michigan
  • Boston University

For more information, visit the Africana Studies website.