How to Apply

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We welcome your application and hope you can join our community of scholars!

Step 1: Apply to the University at Buffalo

Incoming freshman or undergraduate transfer applicants who are interested in pursuing study in the Department of Africana and American Studies must first apply and be accepted to the University at Buffalo. All relevant information, including admissions criteria, the online application, dates and deadlines, and standardized test score requirements, can be found by visiting UB Undergraduate Admissions.

Step 2: Apply to a Major or Minor

To declare a major in African-American Studies or American Studies, or a minor in African-American Studies, American Studies or Latina/o Studies, please complete the major or minor declaration form and return to 1010 Clemens Hall. 


Please contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with questions about the declaration process.