Welcome to the Department of African American Studies!

The African-American Studies major offers a streamlined opportunity to study the origins, experiences, and conditions of people of African descent. Freshmen and transfer students who petition to become majors or minors are eligible. Continuing students may visit the African-American studies office (153 Haines) or call (310) 825-9821 to determine if they may benefit from switching to this major. You may also reach us via email at