What Can I Do with a Major in Black World Studies?

Black World Studies is an interdisciplinary program that offers students an opportunity to understand the languages, cultures, politics and values of black people in a global context.

Black World Studies majors*:

  • develop an awareness of gender and race differences/problems
  • interact with diverse communities
  • innovate plans and designs
  • compare ideas and translations
  • organize and classify information

Black World Studies majors can continue their education in graduate school in areas such as law, business, history, art, psychology, or medical school.

Black World Studies graduates work in a range of fields in communications, government, education, and business**:

  • public opinion analyst
  • minority program coordinator
  • teacher or counselor
  • cross-cultural communications specialist
  • marketing director
  • public relations representative
  • campaign planner

Additional Resources

*This is a sample of specific skills (competencies) that Black World Studies majors acquire; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that these are in addition to the general skills that are common to all CAS majors.

**This is a sample of career options available to Black World Studies majors; it is not a comprehensive list. Also note that some of the listed career options may require additional education and/or training beyond the bachelor's degree.