What Can I Do With an Africana Studies Degree?
The Africana Studies Program at UNM uses an interdisciplinary approach to uncover and examine the historical, political and cultural experiences of peoples of Africa and of African descent in the American Southwest, and across the globe! We are committed to encouraging students of all races and ethnicities to think critically about the function of race within individuals, institutions and societies and simultaneously facilitate heightened awareness of issues surrounding social justice and community/service.
A degree in Africana Studies prepares you to enter any career field, whether it is business, law, education, the arts, or medicine. Professions range from A (Astronaut) to Z (Zoo administrator). In short, the answer to those asking what can a person do with an Africana Studies major is simple:
In Each of Us is All of Us.
Career Paths in Africana Studies
Advertising • Consulting • General Management • Human Resources • Marketing • Entrepreneur
International, Federal, State, and Local Government
Community and Public Affairs • Economic Affairs • Governmental Relations • Public Office, Diplomacy • International Affairs • Attorney
Preschool/Head Start Programs • Elementary, Secondary, and Post-Secondary Education • Research
Health Education/Counseling • Research • Doctor • Nurse
Adult/GED Education • College Prep
Administration • Greek Affairs • Counseling (career and individual) • Multicultural Affairs • Residence Life • Student Activities
Editing • Public Relations • Publishing • Writing •Journalism
Artist Management • Marketing • Musician • Performer • Playwright • Teaching
Curatorial and Archival Management
Education (Pre-K–Adult) Principal/Administrator • Curriculum Development Programs • Guidance/Counseling
Africana Studies majors from UNM have gone on to top graduate school programs around the country in Counseling, English, Law, become entrepreneurs, and entered professional sports!