Jan 23, 2022  
2021-2022 Catalog 
2021-2022 Catalog

Africana Studies General Program (BA) (Currently on Moratorium)


The Africana Studies General (BA) program has been placed on moratorium status and is not currently accepting new students.  Students who have already declared this major will be allowed to complete their program


Africana Studies (AFA) Information  

The Africana Studies program at the University of Michigan-Flint prepares students for the ever-demanding need to engage and function in a diverse society.  It is a multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary field of study that provides a well-rounded education in the tradition of the liberal arts and sciences.  A degree in Africana Studies will deepen students’ knowledge of Africa and the African Diaspora.


Thirty-three credits, as follows:

B. Electives (24 credits)

At least eight courses from the following groups, as indicated.

C. Capstone/Senior Seminar (3 credits)

D. Additional Requirements

All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements , and all University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements . For Africana Studies majors, a foreign language related to the African experience is preferred. The following are particularly recommended: Amharic, Arabic, French, German, Hausa, Oromo, Portuguese, Spanish, Swahili, Yoruba, or other appropriate languages when offered. (This requirement can be met through transfer credits and/or test results from other schools).

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits