Oct 01, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Africana Studies, B.A.

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Offered by Africana Studies .

University Requirements

Completion of Minimum University Requirements for an Undergraduate Baccalaureate Degree .

  • Minimum 120 credits and minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Completion of 45 upper-level credits, residence requirement, Writing Intensive requirement, and General Education requirement

Major Requirements

  • Students pursuing Africana Studies as their only major complete a minimum of 36 credits. Students pursuing Africana Studies and an additional major at UMBC complete a minimum of 30 credits.
  • Minimum grade of 'C' in courses applied to the major. Courses taken pass/fail may not count toward the fulfillment of the major.

Course Requirements

Track (15-21 credits)

Standard Major Track

Complete 15 credits from the following upper-level courses, including a minimum of 6 credits from each category:

Senior Paper or Project

Students pursuing Africana Studies as their only major complete 6 credits from the following:

Community Involvement Track

The Community Involvement Track consists of the following 21 credits:

Accelerated Bachelor's/Master's Programs

Qualified students may apply to an accelerated program, which allows them to share courses between a bachelor's degree and a master's degree. Students take graduate courses as undergraduate students and later apply those courses to master's degrees. An undergraduate may apply to participate in an accelerated program even if the desired graduate program is in a department other than the one in which the student is majoring. More information is available from the Accelerated Program page of the Graduate School website.

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