A student might pursue a position in a local, state or federal agency that focuses on African-American, minority, ethnic or cultural issues. It may be in a health care, social work, or other agency that serves people of diverse backgrounds. It may be in a group that promotes "understanding" among different peoples. It could be in an organization that has a multinational or multicultural work force. In addition, a graduate with this concentration might serve as a teacher or official in a school system that includes the study of the lives of African Americans in its curriculum.
With these possibilities, one good idea is to combine the study of African Americans with the study of related areas, such as health care, social work, education, business, public policy and/or public administration.
After acquiring the undergraduate B.A. degree, students could study for an M.A. degree and then a Ph.D., leading to a professorship at a college or university and conducting research on many of the still-unexplored topics on the African-American experience.
Specializations (or Careers)
- Non-Profit Organizational Director
- Elementary/Middle School Educator
- Business Professional
- Social Worker
- Policy Analyst
The admission of students to the Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in African American Studies is based on general admission requirements of North Carolina A&T State University.
Curriculum Guide: B.A. in Liberal Studies with a Concentration in African American Studies (2015 Curriculum Guide)
For program-related questions:
Karen Hornsby, Ph.D.
Department of Liberal Studies
For assistance with the admissions process:
Office of Admissions
For assistance with the registration process:
Trevor Taylor, Student Services Coordinator
Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education t
336-285-3798 or (888) 498-6752 (Toll Free)
Toni McRae, Business Services Coordinator
Instructional Technology Services and Distance Education
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