Africana Studies, BA

College of Arts & Sciences

Program Description:

Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary major degree-granting program which provides to the University community the African-American perspective to issues relevant to the education of all people, especially African Americans, for the 21st century. Some of the program courses are cross-listed with Political Science, Language, Literacy and Sociocultural Studies, American Studies, English, Communication and Journalism and other departments. All of these courses may be taken toward a degree, substitutes for required courses may be made with prior approval of the student’s major department, or as electives.

Career Opportunities:

A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required, and is excellent preparation for occupations that require excellent writing skills, competency in research, and strong interpersonal skills. However, depending upon the student’s career interests, some occupations may require a graduate degree (master’s, Ph.D., J.D.). 


Contact Information:

Alfred Dennis Mathewson: Professor and Interim Director
(505) 277-1926
mathewson@law.unm.edu