African & African American Studies

African & African American Studies

You are passionate about African and American culture and want to learn more. 

About African and African American Studies 

African & African American Studies (AAAS) offers you the opportunity to study the history, traditions, culture, religion, food, music, languages, and folklore of Africa. If you decide to major or minor in the program, you can tailor your program to reflect your unique interests, selecting courses that are often cross-listed with anthropology, English, music, history, political science, religion, and sociology. An AAAS major or minor will prepare you to compete in a global, cross-cultural world. 

Possible Careers

African and African American studies teacher
Campus cultural center manager
Educational advancement program coordinator
Multicultural programming specialist


Program Requirements

Once you're an LSU student, you'll need to meet the requirements below to continue pursuing this major.

  • 2.0 GPA in all coursework (2.5 GPA for transfer)
  • grade of “C” or better in ENGL 1001
  • 3 hours completed in a general education analytical reasoning course
  • 2.5 GPA required for Psychology, Communication Disorders, Secondary Education: English, Secondary Education: History, Secondary Education: French, and Secondary Education: Spanish majors


Senior College

College of Humanities & Social Sciences


Liberal Arts


B.A., Bachelor of Arts

Course Load by Subject Area

  • Social Studies: ⚫︎⚫︎⚫︎
  • Electives: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎
  • Foreign Language: ⚫︎⚫︎⚪︎

Learn more about course loads and subject areas

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