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"To Be a poor man is hard,
But to be a poor race in a land
of dollars is the very bottom of hardship"

                      -W.E.B Du Bois


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African American Studies



We have compiled some careers that are commonly sought out after completing an African American Studies degree.

Paralegal or Lawyer


University, High School, or Elementary School Administrator

Private or Public School Educator


Museum Historian, Director, or Curator

Social Worker

Human Resources Specialist

Law Enforcement

Non-Profit Administrator or Entrepreneur

Public Administration

any public, private or education related field

What post-graduate Opportunities are there in the field of AFAM Studies?

Currently, there is no graduate program here at WKU, but here are some graduate schools for continuing an African American, Africana, or African Diaspora Studies Degree.

Ph D’s can be earned at the following institutions:

Temple, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Harvard, Yale, California at Berkeley, Michigan State, Northwestern, Columbia, and Indiana

Masters Degrees can be earned at the following institutions:

Boston University, Clark Atlanta, Columbia, Cornell, Florida International, NYU, Ohio State, Syracuse, SUNY Albany, UCLA, University of Chicago, Iowa, Louisville, South Carolina, South Florida, Texas at Austin, Wisconsin at Madison, and Wisconsin at Milwaukee.



If you are interested in a minor, classes, or a future in African American Studies contact us at 270.745.2715 or via email at or

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