Undergraduate Overview

New students celebrate during orientation.

At the University at Buffalo, a college education is more than a degree—it’s a journey of personal transformation. We’re with you every step of the way, with an engaged and inspiring faculty, outstanding resources, limitless opportunities and constant, caring support.

The Learning Environment

Undergraduate education in the Department of Africana and American Studies replicates the experience of a small liberal arts college within a major research university. We welcome students seeking personal mentorship and a wide array of course options. Our interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes mastering the research, communication and critical thinking skills crucial to succeed in an ever-evolving global society. Simultaneously, we encourage our students to refine and develop their individual interests and educational goals.

Contact Us

We encourage prospective or current students to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies with questions about the application process or the department.