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The Department of African American Studies is an interdisciplinary department with a mission of teaching and conducting research in social sciences and humanities fields on the historical and contemporary experience of Africans and African Americans. The Department offers courses based in interdisciplinary approaches to the study of history, culture, language, political systems and behaviors of peoples of African ancestry in the United States, the Caribbean, Africa and throughout the African Diaspora. Two traditions encompass the Department’s academic thrust – - African American and African. The academic offerings center their attention on three areas of cluster studies: historical studies, cultural studies, and social and behavioral studies.
|Account Manager||Management Consultant|
|Admissions Counselor||Mental Health Worker|
|Affirmative Action Officer||Operations Coordinator|
|Civil Rights Analyst*||Policy Analyst*|
|Community Outreach Coordinator||Professor*|
|Diversity Coordinator||Public Affairs Manager|
|Editorial Assistant||Public Health Analyst*|
|Event Planner||Real Estate Agent*|
|Foreign Service Officer*||Recruiter|
|Grant Writer||Social Worker*|
|Grassroots Organizer||Study Abroad Advisor*|
|Human Resources Administrator||Volunteer Coordinator|
|Lawyer*||Youth Service Specialist|
Positions that require additional education or training are indicated by a (*).
Job qualifications are based not only on degree program, but on skills and experience. Students should seek out as many experiential opportunities in their fields of interest as possible, including Co-op and internships.
|Advocacy Groups||Management Consulting Firms|
|Arts Organizations||Mental Health Organizations|
|Child Welfare Groups||Museums|
|Colleges and Universities||Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)|
|Crisis Centers||Public and Private Schools|
|Financial Services Organizations||Publishing Companies|
|Grassroots Organizations||Real Estate Agencies|
|Law Firms||Human Services Agencies|
|Government agencies, including:
FBI, CIA, State Department,
Health and Human Services,
Department of Labor,
Environmental Protection Agency, IRS
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