AAS Undergraduate Certificate Registration

The deadline for Class of 2024 is Friday, May 3, 2024.

Students who opt to pursue a certificate in African American Studies (AAS) gain access to an extraordinary bibliography that prepares them to think about the difference in sophisticated ways. In total, five courses are required. Students may apply for the certificate after completing any AAS course.

The requirements are as follows:

Students must complete two AAS core survey courses from the list below:

  • AAS 244 Introduction to Pre-20th Century Black Diaspora Art
  • AAS 245 Introduction to 20th Century African American Art
  • AAS 353 African American Literature: Origins to 1910
  • AAS 359 African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance to Present
  • AAS 366 African American History to 1863
  • AAS 367 African American History Since Emancipation or AAS 268 Introduction to African American History Since Emancipation

Students must take three additional elective courses in AAS, Cross-Listed by AAS, or from our approved cognate list, and at least one of these must be in the Global Race and Ethnicity sub-field.

Additionally, students are encouraged to make African Americans and/or African American studies central to their senior thesis topic.