Careers in Africana and American Studies

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In an increasing complex global society, cultural fluency has become a crucial indicator of future success. With this in mind, the Department of Africana and American Studies re-centers scholarship around skill-sets, personal goals and problem-solving, preparing students to thrive and excel in a variety of career fields. 

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All Africana and American Studies curriculum emphasizes an interdisciplinary perspective that contributes to mastering the research, communication and critical thinking skills most employers and careers require. Pursuing a degree in one of our programs not only prepares students for their first job out of college, but for professional advancement further down the line. With our focus on global cultures, peoples and issues, students are assured greater flexibility and breadth of choice when selecting their field, position and even location.

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Popular Career Paths

  • Academia and K-12 Education
  • Arts and Entertainment
  • Banking and Finance
  • Consulting
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Health Professions
  • Immigration Services
  • International Affairs
  • International and Domestic Business/Corporations
  • Journalism and Media Arts
  • Law and Public Policy
  • Public Relations
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Social Services
  • Urban Renewal