Studyportals placeholder

African American and African Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • Unknown
University rank #156 (QS) , MN,
The African American & African Studies (AA&AS) program, offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities is a place to make connections across the complexities of Africa, Black America, and the African diaspora.


Multidisciplinary in its approach to learning, AA&AS students are exposed to the pressing challenges of the modern world, as well as possibilities for transformations through the study of African American and African history, literature, and culture, and the study of Africa in global perspectives. The courses present students with tools of inquiry from multiple liberal arts disciplines to make known tremendous diversities and overlapping histories and experiences within the wider black world. AA&AS also offers two African languages, Swahili (spoken throughout East, Central, and South Africa) and Somali, in its undergraduate curriculum. The major curriculum consists of three core courses and seven upper-division elective courses. Many AA&AS graduates have not only been accepted to professional and graduate schools, but have also cultivated their career paths in exciting directions including education, business, medicine, law, the arts, journalism, local and transnational advocacy work, and foreign affairs. 
The African American & African Studies (AA&AS) program is offered at University of Minnesota Twin Cities

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introduction to Africa 
  • Introduction to African World Literature
  • Racial Formation and Transformation in the United States 
  • West African History: Early Times to 1800 
  • West African History: 1800 to Present
  • West African History: 1800 to Present 
  • World History and Africa 
For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25960 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25960 USD per year and a duration of .
  • National

    14760 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14760 USD per year and a duration of .
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Minneapolis

  • 1130 - 2050 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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.


Did you know you can compare your wishlisted programmes with our new Comparison tool?