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African and African-American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Orangeburg, SC, United States
The African and African-American Studies Program is one of the most exciting areas in our university community. As an Historically Black College/University, Claflin is committed to helping all students discover the riches of the African and African-American experience.

Overview

Majors and Minors in African and African-American Studies are prepared to be thought-leaders in the African and African-American experience, and able to support organizations and institutions that provide services to these communities, as well as educating the broader public.The program in African and African-American Studies offers courses in the General Education curriculum and helps students attain expertise in the historical and philosophical dimensions of the African and African-American experience, and to understand the ways in which those experiences help to shape culture and the wider world.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

The curriculum for African and African-American Studies is wide-ranging and taught by the nation's leading scholars in the field. The curriculum includes courses in African culture, African-American History, African and African-American Philosophy, and a host of other courses designed to help students delve deep into scholarly discourse on the African and African-American experience.

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.8

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.8 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A $65 application fee in U.S. Dollars should be sent in the form of a money order or certified check, made payable to Claflin University. Cash should not be sent.
  • You must submit official certificates and/or final secondary school records, university transcripts and mark sheets with official translations if the document is in another language. 
  • We require official results from the SAT or ACT tests for regular degree-seeking students.
  • Scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Test Systems (IELTS) are required for applicants whose native language is not English. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    15840 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7920 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 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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