Double Majors and Dual Degrees

Africana Studies at the University of Arizona collaborates with other units to make it easier for students to graduate with double majors and/or dual degrees. Through special agreements, some courses can count for both degrees, allowing students to complete two majors within four years and be more marketable graduates on the global job market.

Even outside of these particular combinations, students who pursue a double major in Africana Studies and another discipline often have the opportunity to double-count two or more courses toward the completion of both majors. Check with your advisors for more information.

Students earning double majors stand out to employers and graduate and professional schools as having a more comprehensive education providing the skills to think creatively, navigate complex projects, take initiative, provide innovative solutions, lead collaborative teams and communicate effectively with a diverse range of people.

POPULAR COMBINATIONS FOR AFRICANA STUDIES STUDENTS

Agreements allow students to share some course requirements for the following double major/dual degree combinations:

Africana Studies and Anthropology Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Africana Studies and Anthropology may take up to 6 credit hours (2 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

ANTH/AFAS double majors may double-dip up to 6 credits (2 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • AFAS/ANTH/PHIL 222 - African American Studies: A History of Ideas
  • AFAS/ANTH 318 - Pan African Dance Aesthetics: Theory and Practice
  • AFAS/ANTH 329 - Cultures and Societies of Africa
  • AFAS/ANTH 363 - #Black Lives Matter Across The Americas: Race & Racism in Latin America
  • AFAS/ANTH/HIST 417A - North African Societies: History, Culture & Politics
  • AFAS/ANTH 426 - Archaeology of Africa

Africana Studies and French Double Major

Students who wish to double major in French and Africana Studies may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors. Courses that are not crosslisted between French and Africana Studies will be considered for double-dipping on a case by case basis.

AFAS/FREN double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following courses:

  • AFAS/FREN 314 - Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • AFAS/FREN 373 - US & Francophone Hip-Hop Cultures
  • AFAS/FREN 374 - The Politics of Protest in Africa and the Diaspora
  • AFAS/FREN 443 - Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema

Africana Studies and Global Studies Double Major

For students who wish to double major in Africana Studies and Global Studies, courses applying toward both majors can be double counted, as long as the requirements for each major are met.

GLS/AFAS double majors should discuss with their advisors options for double counting courses toward both majors, including the following courses:

  • AFAS 200 - Introduction to Africana Studies
  • AFAS 204 - African Diaspora Religion and Culture
  • AFAS 223 - African Philosophical Worlds
  • AFAS 230 - Introduction to African Literature
  • AFAS 245 - African Literature in Translation
  • AFAS 249 - Images of Africa
  • AFAS 376 - Global Soccer

Africana Studies and History Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Africana Studies and History may take up to 12 credit hours (4 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

HIST/AFAS double majors may double-dip up to 12 credits (4 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses, including the following:

  • HIST/AFAS - 209 African American History (1440-1877)
  • HIST/AFAS - 210 African American History (1865-Present)
  • HIST/AFAS - 224 Models of Resistance, Post 16th Cent. African Liberation Movements in Southeast
  • HIST/AFAS - 306 African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories
  • HIST/AFAS - 347 The Old South
  • HIST/AFAS - 348 The South Since the Civil War
  • HIST/AFAS - 351 Race and Class in Latin America
  • HIST/AFAS - 352 Slavery in Latin America
  • HIST/AFAS - 441 The History of African American Women from Slavery to Freedom
  • HIST/AFAS - 475 USA & South Africa: Comparative Historical & Political Perspectives

Africana Studies and Religious Studies Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Africana Studies and Religious Studies may take up to 15 credit hours (five classes) that will double count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. Students will still need to fulfill all the requirements for both majors.

AFAS/RELI double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from crosslisted courses and other approved courses, including the following:

  • AFAS/RELI 204 - African Diaspora Religion and Culture
  • AFAS 223 - African Philosophical Worlds (can be counted toward the RELI major for RELI/AFAS double majors only)
  • RELI/AFAS 335 - Rap, Culture and God
  • AFAS/RELI 344 - African American Religion
  • AFAS/RELI 381 - African/Indigenous Religions

Africana Studies and World Literature Double Major

Students who wish to double major in Africana Studies and World Literature may take up to 15 credit hours (5 courses) that will count toward satisfying the requirements of both majors. The student will still need to fulfill all the core and area distribution requirements for both majors.

WLIT/AFAS double majors may double-dip up to 15 credits (5 courses) for both majors from the following courses:

  • AFAS 230 - Introduction to African Literature
  • AFAS 245 - African Literature in Translation
  • AFAS 303 - Black Womanist Writers
  • AFAS 306 - African-American Autobiographies: Women and Their Histories
  • AFAS 310 - Afro-Latin American Literature
  • AFAS 314 - Caribbean Literature and Culture
  • AFAS 320 - The African American Slave Narrative: History and Literature
  • AFAS 423 - Topics in Caribbean Culture, Literature and Identity
  • FREN/AFAS 443 - Contemporary Francophone Literature and Cinema
  • AFAS 478 - African American Literature

 

OTHER DOUBLE MAJOR COMBINATIONS POPULAR WITH STUDENTS INCLUDE:

  • Africana Studies and Biology
  • Africana Studies and Business Management
  • Africana Studies and Communication
  • Africana Studies and Creative Writing
  • Africana Studies and Criminal Justice Studies
  • Africana Studies and English
  • Africana Studies and Geography
  • Africana Studies and Journalism
  • Africana Studies and Law
  • Africana Studies and Literacy Learning & Leadership
  • Africana Studies and Management Information Systems
  • Africana Studies and Marketing
  • Africana Studies and Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
  • Africana Studies and Political Science
  • Africana Studies and Pre-Business
  • Africana Studies and Pre-Computer Science
  • Africana Studies and Pre-Education
  • Africana Studies and Psychology
  • Africana Studies and Public Health
  • Africana Studies and Sociology
  • Africana Studies and Theatre Arts

If you are interested in any of these combinations or would like information on a grouping that is not listed above, please schedule an appointment with one of our advisors who can guide you through the process.