In an increasingly global society, recognizing the importance of multiculturalism, inclusiveness and diversity gives you an advantage personally and professionally. If you’re interested in studying the history, cultures and experiences of Africans and peoples of African descent around the world, you can earn an Eastern Kentucky University minor or certificate in African and African American Studies. An AFA minor or certificate will help you gain employable skills, research opportunities and a deeper understanding of yourself and the world around you.

Degree Concentrations

Minor Certificate
African and African American Studies African and African American Studies

Professional Development Opportunities

  • Sponsorship for University Alternative Spring Break service activities
  • Educational trips to African American historic and cultural centers, locally and nationally
  • Leadership development activities through the student-run AFA club
  • Participation in student-led presentations at national and regional conferences
  • Co-op / internship opportunities with diverse organizations and companies

Scholarship Opportunities

Students in the EKU AFA program are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  • AFA Study Abroad Scholarships In Africa (ASASA)


EKU African and African American Studies