African and African American Studies Department

African and African American Studies

A.B., Major, Minor, Evening, Interdisciplinary


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Open Minds. Open Hearts. Be the Change.

Gain cultural competence and life-shaping insights as you engage with local and global communities as part of your major or minor in African and African American Studies. Courses in multiple disciplines — from Political Science and History to Music and Psychology — prepare you for a variety of learning options and careers.

Study in Ghana or learn in the real world right here in Greensboro through internships and service project opportunities.

The A.B. in African and African American Studies or the minor helps enrich your studies in another discipline, preparing you for a career in law, business, teaching, counseling, criminal justice, higher education, news media, politics, social work and more.

Major/minor requirements and course descriptions are available in the online version of the Guilford College Catalog. Use the keyboard shortcuts Control F for PC or Command F for Mac to search the document for your program.

Hands-on Learning

Examples of companies and organizations where African and African American Studies majors and minors have interned include:

  • Guilford College Multicultural Resource Center
  • African Services Coalition
  • Beloved Community Center
  • Dudley High School (Greensboro)
  • Greensboro Sports Commission
  • Guilford County District Attorney’s Office
  • Guilford County Schools
  • N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Triad Health Project
  • The Artist Bloc LLC
  • YWCA Teen Parent Mentor Program
  • Women's Resource Center