Black Studies Minor

The black studies minor provides a background for understanding the experiences of Black people in the United States. You'll explore the African heritage of Black people and the continuity of that heritage through the years in the New World. The black studies minor will also help you analyze racism and its present-day manifestations in all spheres of life in order to promote better understanding among ethnic and racial groups.

University departments, including anthropology, economics, English, finance, geography, history, political science and sociology, participate in the black studies minor.


Eighteen hours are required for the minor, nine hours from core courses and nine hours from electives. For the list of courses, view the Undergraduate Catalog.

Contact the Center for Black Studies director to apply for the black studies minor.

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Center for Black Studies
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Wednesday, Thursday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday: Closed