Department of Africana Studies Programs

The Department of Africana Studies at the University of Michigan-Flint prepares students for the ever-demanding need to engage and function in a diverse society.  It is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary field of study that provides a well-rounded education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.  A degree in Africana Studies will deepen students’ knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora.

Africana Studies General Program (BA)

Africana Studies General Program (BA)

Africana Studies Honors Program (BA)

Africana Studies Honors Program (BA)

Africana Studies Minor

The Africana Studies minor complements many major concentrations. All students completing a minor are encouraged to meet with their Africana Studies advisors at least twice during each semester or term that they are enrolled.

Africana Studies Minor

Africana Studies Certificate

The Africana Studies Certificate Program offers a wide range of courses to students and members of the community who would like to enrich their knowledge of African and African American experiences. The program intends to benefit those who serve the African American communities and institutions such as the NAACP, National Urban League, Flint Area Coalition to End Racism (FACTER) and others. The program also aims to serve K-12 school teachers in mid-Michigan, as well as employees in higher education from the Flint area. Students can be admitted into a certificate program if they are enrolled in an undergraduate degree program; have earned a bachelor’s degree; or have not earned a bachelor’s degree but would like to earn a certificate.

Africana Studies Certificate

Sample 4-Year Plan

The following sample four-year plan is designed to assist students in their long-term academic planning. Please note that the plan should be used as a guide only, and does not guarantee course availability. All students should consult with their department's academic advisor on a regular basis.

Major in Africana Studies - Sample 4-Year Plan

Africana Studies Courses

To view all courses offered by the Africana Studies Department, click the link below.

Africana Studies Courses