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The African and African American studies program at ASU has assembled a dynamic faculty engaged in investigating the riveting complexities of Africa. Trained in a variety of disciplines that include anthropology, health, history, journalism, literature, sociology, political science and women's studies, the faculty examine a wide array of critical issues facing African-descended peoples across the stages of life at various times and places in history. Students choose one of the following areas of concentration: African diaspora studies or African studies.
African and African American Studies (BA)
Liberal Arts & Sciences, College of
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Because of its emphasis on various social aspects and groups, the African and African American studies program provides students with practical applications useful for various workplaces. This program helps students develop cultural sensitivity and prepares them for careers in:
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Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary||10%||$81,580|
|Communications Teachers, Postsecondary||10%||$66,510|
|Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary||10.5%||$72,230|
|Education Teachers, Postsecondary||10.3%||$64,020|
|History Teachers, Postsecondary||10.3%||$72,690|
|Investment Fund Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Judges, Magistrate Judges, and Magistrates||5.6%||$133,840|
|Arbitrators, Mediators, and Conciliators||10.4%||$60,670|
|Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary||10.6%||$81,430|
|Regulatory Affairs Managers||8%||$105,610|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).