How Will You Shape the Future?

The Africana Studies Program at the University of Arizona prepares future leaders of a global and diverse economy as far reaching as the Caribbean, North and Latin America, Africa and Europe.

Majors in Africana Studies are marketable for many different careers. These industries like the very important and marketable skills that our majors master: ability to understand people from any background, great writing and analytical skills, higher than average memorization skills, capacity to speak in public anywhere, capacity to handle abstract tasks, creativity, and initiative.

Our Africana Studies majors have gone on to exciting careers around the world in a wide variety of industries:

  • Medicine & Health
  • Non profit organizations
  • Retailing
  • Law
  • Politics & Government
  • Arts & Entertainment
  • Education
  • Social and Humanitarian Services

Did You Know?

  • African, African-American and Afro-Caribbean cultures, traditions and values are crucial in understanding world economies, global relations and international development. 
  • Graduates possess in-demand skills for the 21st Century: the ability to adapt and function in unfamiliar environments, communication across cultures and languages, critical thinking and problem solving. 

Africana Studies Program

A groundbreaker in digital humanities, the innovative program offers interdisciplinary majors in three concentrations— African-American History, Culture, and Aesthetics; Performance, Media and Digital Africana Studies; or Comparative Global African Diaspora— an interdisciplinary minor and a minor in hip-hop cultures. Classes in literature, history, culture, religion, cinema, philosophy and politics give students a broad foundation and the opportunity to tailor a course of study to align with a corresponding double-major. 

Contact an Africana Studies Program Advisor to discuss what a double major in Africana Studies can do for you.