College of Arts & Sciences

If you desire to be a serious scholar committed to social change and acquiring fundamental human rights for all people and in particular people of African descent, and if you feel that the study of the unique history, society and life of African American people will improve your ability to actively participate in the struggle for social justice for peoples of color, then Africana Studies is the discipline for you. Established in 1970 as the Center for Black Studies, Africana Studies now offer the oldest program in the state of New Jersey with a diverse faculty of new and veteran scholar-activists.

Africana Studies at Seton Hall University (ADD) is an interdisciplinary program in the social and behavioral sciences and the humanities, with practical field experiences applied to the special needs of the Black community. Students develop a broad background and understanding of Black culture and history, forms of expression and application, as well as knowledge of other cultures. The curriculum develops student skills in policy analysis, scientific, social and cultural research, and formulation of community development and improvement strategies. Students must complete the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum, 42 credits of requirements from the department's offerings and free electives to total 120 credits. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.

To talk to a faculty adviser, contact director Simone A. James Alexander, Ph.D., at or (973) 275-5581.

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