BABA General Studies Specialization: African American Studies

The African American Studies (AAS) area of specialization honors the applied roots of African American studies and recognizes the broad range of perspectives in the African diaspora. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center or the African American Studies resources page.


Students are required to have a minimum of four classes totaling 12 hours from any of the 3000-4000 level courses listed below and maintain a minimum 2.0 area of specialization GPA. Be sure to check course prerequisite requirements. Visit the Undergraduate Catalog Courses page to find more details for each course.

  • AFA 3110 Key Issues in African American and Black Intellectual Thought
  • AFA 3332 Black Feminist and Womanist Theory
  • AFA 3350 Black Masculinity
  • AFA 3354 Race, Religion, and Rebellion
  • AFA 3356 African American Religion
  • AFA 3357 Civil Rights and Religion
  • AFA 3360 Archaeology of African American Life and Culture
  • AFA 3363 The Black Experience: Psychological Perspectives
  • AFA 3362 Up From Slavery (Booker T. Washington & W E.B. Dubois)
  • AFA 3850 Research Methods in African American History
  • AFA 3915C Mentoring At-Risk Youth
  • AFA 4956 Overseas Study
  • AFA 4225 Blacks in Florida
  • AFA 4352 Black Hair Politics
  • AFA 4135 Theories of Black America
  • AFA 4430 Black Lives Matter
  • AFA 3371 The History of Hip Hop
  • AFA 4936 Senior Seminar I
  • Any AFA course at the 3930 or 4931 level

Contact Information

You are always welcome to meet with an advisor in the Heavener School of Business, however, advising specifically related to African American Studies is available through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. For registration, scheduling, and area-specific questions, please contact:

Dr. David A. Canton
1012 Turlington Hall

Minor Option

A minor is available in this area of specialization. To complete the minor students must earn 15 credit hours with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. You can find out more about the Minor in African American Studies.

Dual Degree Option

Students can earn degrees in business administration and African American Studies by declaring a dual degree. To complete a major in African American Studies, students must complete 30 hours of courses with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA. Find more information on the Major in African American Studies or access the dual degree application. Students must speak with an advisor in the Academic Advising Center at 100 Farrior Hall to enroll in a dual degree program. Find more information on Duals and Doubles on the Academic Advising Center website.