Field of Study: African-American and Black Studies
Programs in African-American and black studies focus on the lives of people whose ancestors came to the Americas from Africa.
African-American and black studies programs include topics such as:
- Customs and culture
- Political theory
Community colleges and other 2-year schools offer associate degree programs. An associate degree usually takes two years to complete. After earning an associate degree students can transfer to a college or university for further study.
Many colleges and universities offer bachelor's degrees in African-American and black studies. A bachelor's degree usually takes about four years of full-time study. Colleges that do not have separate programs in African-American and black studies may offer elective courses as part of a major in interdisciplinary studies or liberal arts.
Several universities offer graduate degrees in African-American and black studies. A master's degree typically requires two years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.