The Africana Studies program at Eastern Illinois University provides a comprehensive examination of the experiences of peoples of African descent throughout the world. The vision of the Africana Studies program is to develop and impart an understanding of the experiences, history, and achievements of peoples of African descent. Encompassing both a major and a minor, the program also encourages students to participate in its study abroad program each summer.
Beginning in Fall 2015, the BA in Africana Studies will be replaced by a BS in Africana Studies.
History and Culture, Fine Arts (Art, Music, Theatre and Dance), Literature, Politics and International Development, Gender
Graduate Degree Opportunities After Graduation
African American, African, Africana, art, law, literature, music, computer sciences, history, international relations, political science, sociology, education, music, speech, communications, film, philosophy, business administration, public health, social work.
Course Catalog Listing
Typical Starting Positions
Teaching at Elementary, Secondary and Tertiary Levels; Social Services; Human Resources; Diversity Officers; Public Relations; Personnel Officers; Policy Analysts; Counseling; Higher Education Support Services; Insurance; Real Estate; Customer Relations; Management; Small Business; Health Care; Consulting in Urban Studies; Library Sciences; International Relations; Military Sciences; Family and Consumer Sciences; Public Administration