Majors and Minors

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies

Students who would like to major or minor in African Studies can do so through the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) track, which offers an “Africa Past and Present” emphasis. For details on the CRES major and minor, read the full description here. If you would like to discuss this program of study in more detail, contact Tracye Matthews, who is currently serving as the Student Affairs Administrator for the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture.

You are encouraged to discuss your focus on African Studies with faculty members whose discipline or research interests matches yours, or with whom you have taken classes.

Other Majors

It is also possible to focus on Africa by taking courses and conducting BA research through other disciplines and centers. Particularly popular are the majors in Anthropology, History, Human Development, and International Studies.