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Afro-American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
Gary, IN, United States
The curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Afro-American Studies is oriented toward professional preparation and graduate study. The two program sequences, Human Services and Community Development, Place a heavy emphasis on education that is directly related to employment opportunities and graduate level study.
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Latino Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to acquaint the student with the worldview and experience of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the U.S. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree program in Afro- American Studies with a concentration in Latino Studies; as well as programs that combine a Bachelor of Arts in History, Sociology, or Spanish with an Associate of Arts Degree in Latino Studies.

Department of Minority Studies students have opportunities to participate in and organize community engagement events and activities through the department’s University-Community outreach programming. Featured events include Black History Month, Chicano History and Culture, Puerto Rican History and Culture; Gary Preservation Project and the annual Environmental Justice and Participatory Democracy Conferences.
Career Opportunities

The Minority Studies curriculum prepares students for work in fields such as social services, minority group relations, and community development. Many graduates also pursue graduate level study in the humanities and social sciences.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Contemporary Minority Political Problems
  • Introduction to Urban Studies
  • Survey of the Culture of Black Americans
  • Minority People in the United States
  • Introduction to Afro-American Literature
  • Topics in Afro-American Studies
  • The Urban Community
  • The African Caribbean
  • Black Women in the Diaspora
  • Contemporary Urban Affairs and the African America
  • Social Welfare and Minorities
  • Afro-American Autobiography
  • U.S. Contemporary Minorities

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Application Process
  • Step 1: Submit the Online Application
  • Step 2: Submit Your Supporting Documents in iStart
  • Step 3: Receive a Decision
  • Step 4: Submit Your SEVIS Transfer form (English Language or U.S. High School Only)
Supporting Documentation for First-Year Students:
  • Official Academic Records
  • Proof of English Proficiency
  • SAT and ACT Test Scores
  • Financial Documentation (for Visa Purposes)
  • Explanation of Time Since Last School Attended
  • Clarification of Present Visa Status
  • Copy of your Passport ID Page

Tuition Fee

  • International

    44921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44921 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    44921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 44921 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Gary

  • 956 - 1550 USD/month
    Living Costs

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