Both majors and minors in Africana Studies at the College of William & Mary will study Africa and African peoples, examine the experiences and contributions of Americans of African descent, and focus on the dispersions of peoples from the African continent.
Our coursework integrates multiple fields and often transcends disciplinary boundaries. Your coursework will cover history, sociology, economics, anthropology, political science, and religion. You will learn about the literature, music, drama, dance, and cinema created by people of Africa and African descent. Many of our courses do not have prerequisites and are appropriate for non-majors.
- You are encouraged to enhance your scholarly study by studying abroad. Be sure to coordinate your plans with the Reves Center. They have lots of resources to help you find an appropriate program, finance your experience, and to make sure that your credits transfer smoothly.
- We sponsor the W&M Summer Program at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. This program has a unique international service learning component, and is taught by Africana Studies faculty. There are lots of other options out there, though. You may also study away from W&M through another U.S. school or program, both domestically and abroad.
Get more detailsVisit official programme website
Majors in Africana Studies must:
- Take a gateway course
- Take a methods course
- Complete a language requirement that goes beyond the W&M proficiency requirement
- Choose a regional introductory course, and
- Complete a capstone course
- 48 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- A submitted application through The Common Application or The Coalition Application
- The Secondary School Report form complete with a high school transcript and counselor letter of recommendation
- The Midyear School Report form, should be submitted to the admission office with an updated transcript as soon as first semester grades are available.
- $75 application fee payment, or a fee waiver request
International40089 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
National40089 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State17434 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.
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