B.A. On Campus

Africana Studies

Rutgers University

48 months
29178 USD/year
29178 USD/year
12536 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Africana Studies program of Rutgers University is an interdisciplinary devoted to the understanding of Africa and people of African descent throughout the world. 


The Africana Studies program of Rutgers University offers a major and minor at the undergraduate level, specialized course offerings at the graduate level, and programming designed to raise consciousness about the histories and issues that concern black life.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • Foreground the indispensability of Africa and its people to world history and culture

  • Prepare students to meet their educational, professional, and personal goals by way of an investigation of black diasporic cultures and knowledges

  • Interrogate the meanings and effects of race and racism and how they are interconnected to other systems of identity and power

  • Articulate the present world and author alternative ones in response to the larger patterns that relate to people of African descent

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Power and Decision Making in Urban Communities
  • The Psychology of Minority Groups
  • African-American History
  • Poverty and Urban Environmental Systems
  • Contemporary Social Problems
  • African-American Religion

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Online Application
  • A $70 non-refundable application fee is required
  • Self-Reported Academic Record (SRAR)
  • Due to the uncertainty of future test dates and availability of standardized tests, Rutgers will make submission of SAT and ACT test scores optional
  • English Proficiency Examination Requirements
  • Letters of recommendation are not used for admissions consideration

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    29178 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14589 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12536 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6268 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for New Brunswick

1204 - 2963 USD /month
Living costs

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


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