Summary: Aug 2010
The information below describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major.
Understand that some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options
alone when choosing a possible career path.
Description of African American Studies
African American Studies at UGA is a richly integrated interdisciplinary and multicultural course of study intended to
give specific attention to the historical, cultural, intellectual, and social development of people of African descent.
Because of the major's interdisciplinary nature, courses are drawn from a wide variety of disciplines including
Anthropology, Art, Economics, English, Geography, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious
Studies, African American Studies, Speech, and Theater. Because African American studies has a deep and broad
focus, the course not only prepares students for understanding the black experience but also helps them understand
and examine American society, as well as important continuities and commonalities across other national and racial
Possible Job Titles of African American Studies Graduates
Civil Service Worker