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Overview for African Studies

A program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of one or more of the peoples of the African Continent, usually with an emphasis on Africa south of the Sahara, and including the African diaspora overseas.

Careers for African Studies Majors

A major in African Studies is highly relevant for the following careers. National averages for wages in each career is provided.

Colleges Offering a Major in African Studies

Top 22 U.S. Colleges with the highest percentage of African Studies among the 2008-2009 graduating class.

AddInfoCollege Name Degrees Awarded/
Percentage
SelectivityTuition
 Arkansas Baptist College
Little Rock, AR
 1
(6.7%)
Open Admissions$7,018 
Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME
 4
(0.9%)
Most Selective$37,790 
Barnard College
New York, NY
 5
(0.9%)
Highly Selective$38,650 
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Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT
 5
(0.8%)
Most Selective- 
Vassar College
Poughkeepsie, NY
 4
(0.6%)
Most Selective$41,930 
The College of Wooster
Wooster, OH
 2
(0.5%)
Moderately Selective$34,950 
Hobart William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY
 2
(0.5%)
Moderately Selective$40,235 
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Smith College
Northampton, MA
 2
(0.3%)
Highly Selective$37,758 
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS
 11
(0.3%)
Less Selective$20,175 
CUNY Queens College
Flushing, NY
 5
(0.2%)
Highly Selective$10,407 
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Degrees awarded represents the number of bachelor's degrees awarded among the 2008-2009 graduating class.