In order to earn a degree in AFAM from OU, students are required to take 36 semester hours of course work. Please see the Requirements for the Major here.
AFAM majors can specialize their AFAM degree into four different areas of concentration. Areas of concentration include:
- African Studies & History
- Cultural Production
- Community Theory & Practice
An AFAM certificate, outlining the specialty, will be given to the student, upon graduating. Majors in AFAM complete five core course, three courses of guided electives and four courses of African & African American electives, for a total of 36-major credit hours. Courses for fulfillment of General Education and College of Arts & Sciences requirements must be from the approved General Education course list published on the CAS Degree Checksheet.
Minors enrolling in AFAM should take Introduction to African American Studies and 15 hours of AFAM electives for a total of 18 hours. Students may enroll as Double or Dual Majors.
If you have questions, please see Eugene Smith who is the advisor for all AFAM majors and minors.