Bachelor of Arts in Black Studies

The Black Studies department offers a B.A. with a Black Studies emphasis or African emphasis; the student may also minor in either area. As a multidisciplinary field, Black Studies offers opportunities to study the histories, philosophies, religions, politics, esthetics and social experiences of Africans and African-descended people of the diaspora. Black Studies majors must complete 30 hours of course work in the discipline. BLST 3980 and BLST 4900 may each be selected twice and applied to the appropriate focus. At least 18 hours must be taken at the upper division level.

The Black Studies major may be earned by completing the following requirements:

Degree Requirements

Core Requirements

BLST 1000Introduction to Black Studies


BLST 2100Black American Culture


BLST 1260Survey of Black Literature



BLST 2410African American History to 1865



BLST 2420African American History Since 1865


Total Credit Hours:12

The remaining 18 hours of upper division courses (3000- or 4000-level) shall be elected by students in accordance with their interests.