Many international organizations value the historical and contemporary context of knowledge of African continental cultures that one learns in Africana Studies.

Things to consider in Africana Studies:

  • Learn one or more foreign languages
  • Plan to study, volunteer, or intern abroad more than one time if possible
  • Seek cultural experiences on campus and get involved with the international student population
  • Participate in an international service learning experience or go on a mission trip to Africa or the Caribbean

Potential Careers in Africana Studies

Social Services
  • Parenting
  • Social Work
  • Government
  • Probation Officer
  • Counseling
  • Community Education
  • Community Activism
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Volunteer Services
  • Programming
  • Advocacy
  • Crisis Services (pregnancy, housing, etc.)
  • Nonprofit and Social Services Organizations
  • Immigrant and Refugee Service Providers
  • Migrant Service Providers
  • Hospitals and Hospices
  • Residential Treatment Facilities
  • Youth Organizations and Campus including YMCA, YWCA, Young Life, etc.
  • Churches, synagogues and mosques
  • Lobby Agencies
International Areas
  • Nongovernmental Organization Staffing
  • International Diplomacy
  • Humanitarian Services
  • Economic and Community Development
  • Policy Development
  • Foreign Affairs
  • International Security
  • International Aid and Relief Organizations
  • Think Tanks
  • Public Relations
  • Public Administration
  • Personnel Management/ Diversity/ Inclusion
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Human Resources: Training and Development, Recruitment or Equity and Diversity Functions
  • Sales
  • Management
  • Staffing Agencies
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Student Affairs Administration
  • Multicultural Programming
  • Programs/ Study Abroad Administration
Arts and Communications
  • Journalism
  • Creative Writing
  • Theater
  • Music Management
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Education
  • Dance
  • Film-making
  • Museum curating