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African and African-American Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As an Historically Black College/University, Claflin is committed to helping all students discover the riches of the African and African-American experience.

Majors and Minors in African and African-American Studies at the Claflin University 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.

Student Opportunities And Experience

  • Students will have numerous opportunities to travel and engage in internships with community organizations, museums, historical societies, cultural programs, and educational institutions.
  • Careers vary from work in higher education and the academy to service in Civil and Human Rights organizations, as well as museums and archival institutions.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include: 
  • African American Heritage 
  • Civil Rights and Black Nationalism
  • Cultures of the African Diaspora
  • African American History to 1865 
  • African American History after 1865 
  • African American Women 

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    16476 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8238 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Orangeburg

  • 876 - 1530 USD/month
    Living Costs

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