The African American Studies major requires a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework in the major. Each student must complete 18 hours of required courses and 12 hours of Africana Studies Electives. Students must complete at least 18 of the 30 required hours for a major in African American Studies in residence at the University of Houston, and 12 of those hours must be advanced courses at the 3000 or 4000 level. Students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses applied to the major.
To obtain a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in African American Studies, students must successfully complete the University of Houston Core Curriculum as well as those requirements established by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The four-year academic map for the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Degree in African American Studies is listed below and details what is required to meet the 120 credit hour requirement for the University of Houston.
MAJOR REQUIREMENT FOUR (Select four of the following Africana Studies elective courses - three must be at the 3000 or 4000 level - 12 hours)