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Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies



What will I learn?

The Undergraduate major in Black Studies offers a broad range of interdisciplinary courses leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies. Students are encouraged to examine the dynamics and intersections of race, class, gender, politics, and economics. The Black Studies curriculum is composed of its own core courses as a well as a variety of elective courses in the humanities and social sciences.

Careers for Graduates

Students who graduate with a degree in Black Studies go on to pursue a variety of career paths, including the following:

  • Artist
  • Attorney
  • Counselor
  • Criminologist
  • Community Liaison Officer
  • Employment Counselor
  • Corporate and Government Relations Officers
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Insurance Examiner
  • Market Researcher
  • Minister
  • Nurse
  • Physician
  • Police Officer
  • Social Service Worker
  • Sports Manager
  • Teacher
  • Urban Planner
  • Writer
  • Advertising Agent
  • Anthropologist
  • Biographer
  • Business Manager
  • Civil Service Worker
  • College Professor
  • Community Planner
  • Community Relations
  • Copy Editor
  • Creative Writer
  • Educator / Professor
  • Employment Counselor
  • Ethnologist
  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Genealogist
  • Geographer
  • Health Administrator
  • Historian
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Human Service Worker
  • Independent Consultant
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Linguist
  • Museum Worker
  • Psychologist
  • Research Associate
  • Resource Preservationist
  • Sociologist

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 180 quarter units)

Tuition fees
US$31,026.00 per year
Start date

3 April 2023


College of Letters and Science

2217 Cheadle Hall, MC 2080,

University of California, Santa Barbara,



93106, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not enrolled at any college or university.

For international students

You are considered a freshman applicant if you have completed secondary school and have not enrolled at any college or university.

English Language Proficiency

The minimum accepted score for admission consideration for the TOEFL is 80 or better on the Internet-based test and 550 or better on the paper-based test.

The minimum accepted score for the IELTS is 6.5 or better band score (academic modules).

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


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