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Africana Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
South Orange, NJ, United States
Africana Studies at Seton Hall University is an interdisciplinary program in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, with practical field experiences applied to the special needs of the Black community.

Overview

If you desire to be a serious scholar committed to social change and acquiring fundamental human rights for all people and in particular people of African descent, and if you feel that the study of the unique history, society and life of African American people will improve your ability to actively participate in the struggle for social justice for peoples of color, then Africana Studies is the discipline for you.

The programme

Established in 1970 as the Center for Black Studies, Africana Studies now offer the oldest program in the state of New Jersey with a diverse faculty of new and veteran scholar-activists.

The curriculum develops student skills in policy analysis, scientific, social and cultural research, and formulation of community development and improvement strategies.

Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum, 42 credits of requirements from the department's offerings and free electives to total 120 credits. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Introduction to Africana Studies
  • History of African Civilization
  • African-American History
  • Africana Literature
  • Culture/Art/Music Elective

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • An application form including personal essay 
  • $55 USD application fee
  • SAT, ACT, TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Official high school transcript (must be in English) with a credential evaluation
  • Official college transcript(s) (if applicable) with a credential evaluation
  • Counselor report and teacher recommendation
  • Application for Form I-20 (if you require a student visa)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    39900 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19950 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for South Orange

  • 1702 - 4190 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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