Immerse yourself in the Black experience in history, literature, arts, science and more as you learn to think critically and impact the world.
Learn about the historical, spiritual and artistic aspects of the Black experience. You will explore the challenges, triumphs and contributions of African Americans, preparing you to understand and serve diverse populations in fields such as education, law and business.
Study African American art, culture, history and society under the guidance of a faculty that works in numerous topics.
Take courses focusing on elements of African, Caribbean, Black-Latino and Black-Asian American cultures.
Supplement your education through trips to landmarks such as the National Museum of African American History.
Hear from cultural icons, political leaders and civil rights activists in our lectures and other events.
What You’ll Study
Your interdisciplinary studies explore all aspects of the African American experience, from spirituals to hip hop, science fiction to politics, health and education, and more. Some of our most popular courses include Black Activism and Culture and Identity in the African Diaspora.
Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.
Handling sensitive or delicate situations with tact, sensitivity and professionalism
Learning about and respecting diverse cultures and beliefs
Developing the skills to communicate effectively and work collaboratively across cultures
Understanding cultural variation and adapting behaviors and communication styles accordingly
Analyzing and evaluating information to make informed decisions or judgments
Analyzing and synthesizing information to identify patterns and connections
Using your degree
Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.
Learn how alumni use degrees with outcome data from Gamecock GradStats, a service of the University of South Carolina Career Center.
- Social Worker
- Nonprofit Leader
Job Titles of Alumni
- Director of TRIO Partnerships
- Independent Business Owner
- Program Assistant & Outreach Specialist
- Social Work
Employers of Alumni
- University of South Carolina
- International African American Museum
- SC Department of Health and Human Services
- The Rockefeller Foundation