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African American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Cortland, NY, United States
Gain in-depth understanding of Africa and the African Diaspora  U.S., the Caribbean and Latin America  and insight into contemporary global issues facing Africana people when you choose one of the concentrations in this African American Studies major at Suny Cortland.
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Overview

Independent research with a faculty mentor is a central part of your academic experience. You will have opportunities to present your research at national conferences or to co-author a scholarly paper with your professor. On this African American Studies program from Suny Cortland you'll also can gain first-hand knowledge of Africa through study abroad programs in Ghana and Kenya.

Career Potential

  • Government service
  • Political engagement at the national, state and local levels
  • Teaching and Research
  • Journalism
  • Community Development
  • International Affairs and Development
  • Family and Discrimination Law

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Applications are reviewed on a rolling admissions basis, so decisions may occur prior to the deadlines. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    124 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

You’ll engage in a rigorous intellectual, socio-political, historical and cultural curriculum that emphasizes:

  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills to effectively tackle contemporary societal problems to serve the Africana world in particular and humanity in general
  • Multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary courses that expose you to a wide array of contrasting thought
  • Debate on important contrasting controversies in the discipline

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

All admissions applications are individually reviewed. Decisions are based on criteria such as academic performance in the classroom, class rank, extracurricular activities, personal statements and recommendations. Application materials include the following:

  • The Common Application or the SUNY Application
  • Official transcript or results from the General Equivalency Diploma (GED). If you have prior military service, Discharge papers.
  • SUNY Supplemental Form (if you submitted the SUNY Application)
  • Personal statement or essay (at least 250 words)
  • At lease one recommendation from a teacher or college counselor using the Teacher/Counselor Evaluation Form.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16980 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16980 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    7070 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7070 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cortland

  • 874 - 1910 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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