Black Studies

The central mission of the Black Studies program is to prepare students to critically understand, conduct research concerning, and interpret the complex histories, societies, and cultures of people of African descent in the United States, Africa, and the Diaspora. We situate this knowledge within a general discourse concerning what it teaches us about the totality of the human experience.


Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Arts in black studies


Minors Offered

Black Studies minor


Other information

All coursework taken for the black studies major or minor must be completed with a grade of “C-“ or better.

Contact Information

Office: Arts and Sciences Hall 184

Phone (402) 554-2412

Fax (540) 554-3883





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Student Groups

The Black Studies Student Association (BSSA) caters to the interests of majors and minors as well as other students interested in the field of Black Studies and membership is open to all students.