The curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree in Afro-American Studies is oriented toward professional preparation and graduate study. The two program sequences, Human Services and Community Development, place a heavy emphasis on education that is directly related to employment opportunities and graduate-level study. The department also offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Afro-American Studies with a concentration in Latino Studies.
Latino studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to acquaint the student with the worldview and experience of Chicanos and Puerto Ricans in the United States. The curriculum emphasizes the history, culture, and socioeconomic conditions of Latino people while also examining the nature of minority groups in American society. The program also offers courses for the bilingual education endorsement in the School of Education, the education minor in ethnic and cultural studies, and the education major with bilingual emphasis.