Our interdepartmental major in African American and African Diaspora Studies and Religious Studies gives you the opportunity to explore and examine the intersection of religion and its influences in African American life and culture. Foundational courses provide you with a strong base knowledge of global religious traditions and ideas, along a breadth of knowledge of the historical, cultural, and artistic contributions and influences of people of African descent.
Advanced coursework enables you to develop a depth of knowledge about historical and cultural topics relevant to African American and African diaspora studies, as well as more background in American religious studies. You split your time between the two departments, with a course selection that weaves together an understanding of how and why religion plays the part that it does in African American history, art, politics, and culture.
This degree can prepare you to pursue a career in religious studies, law, education, criminal justice, politics, business, community organizing, and the non-profit sector. Our students often seek out graduate programs in areas such as African American studies, religious studies, law, seminary, and business school.
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