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Undergraduate Catalog | 2022-2023 
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Africana Studies, Health and Environment Concentration, B.A.

Students may, if desired, complete a Concentration in Health and Environment as part of the B.A. in Africana Studies. The concentration focuses on the cultural, social, ethical, psychological, historical, and policy dimensions of the pertinent health and environmental issues in the global Africana World. The concentration requires the completion of 30 credit hours in Africana Studies courses as follows.

Admission Requirements

Freshmen and Transfers

  • Minimum GPA:  2.0
  • Declaration of Major:  Change of Major form accepted year-round; orientation/advising session while declaring major.
  • Transferable Credit Hours:  24

Degree Requirements

General Education Courses (37-41 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the General Education Program 

Foreign Language Requirement (0-8 credit hours)

For details on required courses, refer to the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Foreign Language Requirement 

Restricted Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Three to four courses (9-12 credits) from the following and other AFRS courses approved by the department chair:

Unrestricted Elective Courses

As needed to complete the credit hours required for graduation.

Degree Total = 120 Credit Hours

Grade Requirement

A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required in the 30 credit hours of the Major in Africana Studies.

Research Project/Professional Internship

During their Junior or Senior year, students may design and work on a major research project or enroll in a professional internship program at places such as the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture; Charlotte City Hall; International House; Levine Museum of the New South; Planned Parenthood; Latibah Collard Green Museum; Neighborhood Good Samaritan Center, Inc.; Juneteeth Festival of the Carolinas; Conceptualee, Inc.; the Charlotte Observer; and the Charlotte Post.

Study Abroad

Students may take advantage of the opportunity to travel, work, and study abroad in an exchange program, especially in Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe, as well as with the Peace Corps and Operation Crossroads.