What will I learn?

Program requirements (18 credits plus a major in any department of the college)

Students must complete parts 1 through 4.

1. Caribbean Studies 1001.

2. Nine credits from the courses listed below, plus any prerequisite of the courses. The courses must be in three different participating departments.

Africana Studies 1040

Sociology 2300 or Puerto Rican and Latin American Studies 2300

Caribbean Studies 3000 or Africana Studies 3243

Africana Studies 3145 or Political Science 3305

Africana Studies 3147

Africana Studies 3240/Comparative Literature 3623

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 3315

Africana Studies 3340

Africana Studies 3344

History 3515

History 3517

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 3125

Caribbean Studies 3900

Puerto Rican and Latino Studies 4505

3. Six additional credits in Caribbean studies chosen either from the courses listed above or approved by the program director. Students may use credits in relevant special topics courses and/or seminars toward satisfying this requirement. Such courses are offered by the Caribbean Studies Program, Departments of Africana Studies, English, History, Music, Political Science, and Puerto Rican and Latino Studies, and Spanish. Some seminars offer opportunities for field study in Caribbean countries. However, students must complete 12 credits in Caribbean studies before enrolling in a seminar.

4. A major in any of the departments of the college. Courses taken to satisfy requirements in the primary major may not be used to satisfy dual major requirements in the Caribbean Studies Program.

Which department am I in?

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
USD $620 per credit
Start date

Expected August 2022


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

3238 Boylan Hall,


New York,

11210, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Freshman applicants are students that never attended any post-secondary institution after graduating from secondary school. Secondary School Academic Average: 88.5, Mean SAT (Evidence-Based Reading and Writing + Math): 26 + 530; ACT: 26. English language requirements: Internet-Based TOEFL: 61, Paper-Based TOEFL: 500, IELTS Academic Level: 6, Pearson Academic: 44.

For international students

Students must have graduated from secondary school.

Brooklyn College accepts TOEFL (Internet based): 61; Paper-based TOEFL: 500; IELTS Academic Level: 6; Pearson Academic: 44.

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


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