The minor in black studies is a student-centered, academic, and community-service program designed to provide students with an interdisciplinary perspective on the lives of African Americans, Africans, and African people throughout the diaspora and their contributions to humanity. Specifically, the program is designed to acquaint students with:
The historical experience of Africans and African Americans from pre-colonial Africa to contemporary times.
Contributions of Africans and African Americans to the humanities.
The study of the African American experience from a behavioral and social science perspective as well as contributions of African American people to these areas of study.
The influence of the African American experience in various professional fields.
At least a C must be achieved to earn credit toward the minor.