Bachelor On Campus

Africana Studies

College of William & Mary

48 months
40089 USD/year
40089 USD/year
17434 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We offer a bachelor degree in Africana Studies at the College of William & Mary. There are 1.2 billion people of African descent. A fifth of them live in other regions, including North America, the Caribbean Basin, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia, and Europe. We study their lives, their cultures, their achievements and their histories.


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.

Study Abroad

  • 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.

Programme Structure

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 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    40089 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 40089 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    17434 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 17434 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Williamsburg

1306 - 2134 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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