Sep 23, 2023
The major in African American Studies is designed to introduce students to the history and culture of American communities. The program is interdisciplinary by design, and majors can expect to take wide-ranging courses in History, Sociology, Psychology, Christian Studies, Government and Law, and Music. Graduates will find themselves prepared for a wide range of career opportunities, including graduate study, professional schools, public administration, and community organization and development.
- appreciate the rich history and culture of Black communities
- develop a unique perspective on freedom and civil rights struggles in the United States
- understand the unique challenges faced by people of color
- appreciate how diversity shapes politics, mental well-being, and personal faith
- make connections with community professionals in a number of fields
- small class sizes
- discussion and student engagement-oriented classes
- opportunities for community service
- graduate school
- law school
- public administration
- community organizing and development
- public history and interpretation
University Core and General Education Electives
University of Mobile’s undergraduate program is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, Alabama College for Professional and Continuing Studies, Alabama School of the Arts, School of Business, Center for Christian Calling, and School of Education. All University of Mobile undergraduate students are required to complete certain basic courses that apply uniformly to the Bachelor of Arts degree, the Bachelor of Science degree, the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, and the Bachelor of Music degree unless otherwise noted. These are identified as basic course (general education) requirements.
Requirements (Please see NOTES section below)
- Consult with your College/School advisor for specific and/or additional requirements relating to general education courses. For example, COM 101 is required for business, Christian studies, and education majors and teacher certification students. MA 110 is required for all majors in the School of Business. Education majors and teacher certification students have very specific requirements, particularly regarding English, Mathematics, History, and Laboratory Sciences.
- UM 101 University of Mobile 101 (1 semester hour) is required for new freshmen and transfer students.
- Students earning a Bachelor of Arts degree must also complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language. See specific requirements in the World Languages section of the catalog.
- Students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Performance must also complete six semester hours of a foreign language.
- Students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art, or Graphic Design must also complete six semester hours of a foreign language.
- Students earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in English, Creative Writing must also complete twelve semester hours of a foreign language.
- Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Management must also complete PSY 201 . Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing must also complete AR 226 .
Six hours from HI 201 and 202 (3 hours from core)
Electives: Choose 3 (9 hrs)
Minimum of 26 additional elective hours required. For the B.A. degree, 12 of these hours must be in the same foreign language.
Hours to Degree
123 hours are needed to graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in African American Studies.
A minor is required.