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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. A personal essay, recommendations, documented creative talent, demonstrated leadership, community service and special circumstances are also considered. For the 2019 admitted freshman class, UB reported an average GPA range from 90-96, an average ACT score of 24-30 and an average SAT score of 1180-1350.
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: Dec 22, 2020 12:07:29