What will I learn?

The University offers a bachelor of arts (B.A.) and bachelor of science (B.S.) in African and African American studies.

Through a variety of disciplines—English, music, history, psychology, sociology, political science, geography, French, and economics—students learn about people of African ancestry living in the Americas, Africa, and Western Europe. Students gain knowledge and insights about the African American intellectual tradition as well as about other cultures, ethnic groups, and social movements. Students are prepared to be more connected and more related to all people, regardless of race.

Students gain experience outside the classroom through research and service projects in the community and through opportunities to present their work at regional academic conferences or to attend events such as Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.

With a major in African and African American studies, students have maximum flexibility to pursue specialized academic interests in other areas. Students sometimes select a second major, ranging from communication to business or history, to complement the African and African American studies major.

The faculty assists each student in developing an educational program to meet his or her goals. Students are encouraged to consider the vast array of study abroad programs available through the University.

Careers

The multicultural background and research skills acquired through an African and African American studies major prepare students for professional careers in human services, education, law, business, community development, and journalism. Graduates often gravitate to leadership roles in the public sector, particularly urban institutions, intercultural relations, and international affairs.

Which department am I in?

Indiana State University

Study options

Full Time (120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$20,582.00 per year
This annual fee is based on 12-18 credit hours per semester; USD $24,334 for over 18 credit hours per semester
Start date

16 August 2022

Venue

Indiana State University

200 North Seventh Street,

TERRE HAUTE,

Indiana,

47809, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

For international students

The freshman Indiana State University application is for entering freshmen who are (or soon will be) high school graduates and have not attended another college after graduating from high school. High school students may apply to Indiana State University any time after completion of their junior year in high school.

English Language Requirements:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): A minimum iBT score of 79; a minimum CBT score of 213; or a minimum paper-based test score of 550
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): minimum score of 6.0 (or higher)
  • ELS Language Training Program: successful completion of level 112 (or higher)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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