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.
- BA in 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:
- AFST 101 - Intro To Africana Studies
- AFST 251 - Islamic Cultures in Africa
- AFST 171 - Intro to African Religion
- AFST 317 - African Women & Feminism
- AFST 373 - The African Novel
After You Graduate
Africana studies at Binghamton University prepares students for a wide array of careers including:
- law enforcement
- public health
- social work
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.