African American and African Diaspora Studies, B.A.


The bachelor of arts (B.A.) program in African American and African Diaspora Studies (AADS) examines how people of African descent have shaped our world.

Located in a city with a history of Black socio-political movements, UNC Greensboro’s AADS program provides a forum to engage the complexities of Black life across African diasporas.

Students explore race, gender, sexuality, class, and religion as they intersect with topics including history, culture, politics, and social justice.


  • Award-winning and renowned faculty provide students with a robust, interdisciplinary perspective.
  • The program’s annual Conference on African-American and African Diasporic Cultures and Experience (CACE) draws presenters from across the nation around themes like “The Year of the Black Woman” (2021).


  • Students may take courses in 11 different disciplines to complete their degree, including art, anthropology, dance, English, history, music, philosophy, political science, religion, sociology, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies.
  • Internal and external internship opportunities provide real-world experience.
  • Students are encouraged to present original research at national conferences and UNCG’s own conference, CACE.
  • Students may join the active African American and African Diaspora Studies Student Club that regularly hosts events.  
  • Small class sizes foster close faculty-student mentoring opportunities.
  • Study abroad opportunities are available through partnerships with universities in Botswana and South Africa. 


  • Many graduates pursue careers in medicine, law, marketing, public relations, nonprofit management, teaching, activism, project management, and more.
  • Many graduates continue their studies at universities such as Duke University, Vanderbilt University, Rutgers University, and UC Berkeley.

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Program Details

Degree Type: Bachelor's

College/School: College of Arts and Sciences

Program Type: Majors & Concentrations

Class Type: In Person

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Dr. Noelle Morrissette
African American and African Diaspora Studies