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African-American Studies Minor - Applying to the Program

(HEGIS: 22.11 AFRO-AMERICAN STUDIES, CIP: 05.0201 African-American/Black Studies)

Department of Africana and American Studies

1010 Clemens Hall
North Campus
Buffalo, NY 14260-4680

Shaun Irlam

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Becoming an African-American Studies Minor Student

Minimum GPA of 2.000 overall.

Becoming a University at Buffalo Student

Admission to UB is based on a holistic review. We consider high school average, class rank (where applicable), strength of the high school academic record and SAT or ACT scores, if applicable. UB supports SUNY’s decision to temporarily suspend SAT and ACT requirements for admissions for the 2021-22 academic year. This temporary change of admissions eligibility requirements applies to the spring 2021, fall 2021 and spring 2022 cycles. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered.

The following is not required for admission, but is suggested as adequate preparation for university-level coursework:

  • Four years of English (with a substantial writing component).
  • Four years of social studies.
  • Three years of college-preparatory science.
  • Three years of a second language.
  • Three years of college-preparatory mathematics.

Visit Undergraduate Admissions to learn more.

Freshman Admission to the Program

Please contact the undergraduate secretary to schedule an appointment with our Director of Undergraduate Studies.

Undergraduate secretary: Kathryn Cartwright
Main office: 1010D Clemens Hall
P: 716-645-0796

Suggested Introductory Courses

AAS 100 Introduction to African American Studies
AAS 117 Hip Hop and Social Issues

Published: Aug 02, 2021 11:29:47