BABA General Studies Specialization: African Studies

The African Studies (AFS) area of specialization provides a multidisciplinary grounding in an important world area for those who want to pursue careers in a range of professions as well as for those who intend to go on to graduate school. For career information visit the UF Career Connections Center.


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.

  • AFH 3200 History of Africa Since 1800
  • AFH 3200 Poverty & Development in Africa
  • AFH 3200 Africans Abroad
  • AFH 3200 Critical Issues in Contemporary Africa
  • AFH 3200 Women in Africa
  • AFH 3200 Political Economy of Conservation in Africa
  • AFH 3200 HIV/AIDS in Africa
  • AFH 3200 Urban Africa Today*
  • AFH 3200 African Politics
  • AFH 3200 Africa in the Global Economy**
  • AFH 3200 African Economic Development**
  • AFH 3200 Geography of Africa

*Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing or 6 credits from: AFS 2002, AFS 3300, AFS 4260, AFS 4315, AFS 4330, AFS 4350 or AFS 4935

**Prerequisites: ECO 2013 & ECO 2023

Contact Information

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

Dr. Todd Leedy
427 Grinter 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 African Studies minor in the Undergraduate Catalog.