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Major / Minor|African American & Diaspora Studies

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African American & Diaspora Studies | College of A&S
Ross Hall 111
1000 E. University Ave.
Dept. 4297
Laramie, WY 82070
Phone: 307.766.2481
Fax: 307.766.2555
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There is no official major in African American & Diaspora Studies, but the Director is prepared to be the primary advisor to students pursuing a Self-Designed Major in African American & Diaspora Studies that include the following elements:

  • Consists of 27 credit hours in African American and Diaspora Studies
  • 9 credit hours consist of 3000 level courses or above
  • 3 credit hours consist of any course at any level
  • 4 credit hours consist of a foreign in addition to the required 8 credits hours as stipulated by the College of Arts and Sciences
  • 3 credit hours consist of  independent Study where the student prepares and presents their Senior Thesis that combines AADS with their Disciplinary Major
  • 3 credit hours consist of an internship under the supervision of AADS Faculty member

Career Opportunities


AADS is a 21-credit hour minor.  Students are required to take 3 core courses and the Capstone course for a total of 12 credits.  The remaining courses can be selected from any of the thematic track courses.  Please see the  for minor check sheet.pdf more information.

Graduate Education

African American & Diaspora Studies graduate course offerings pair well UW graduate education generally. Graduate students are able to choose from a variety of graduate level courses that often enhance their graduate educational opportunities in their home department. The majority of the graduate students who take our courses are earning graduate degrees in Communication & Journalism, Education, English, Global & Area Studies, History, and Law. Our faculty are also able to serve as graduate committee chairs, co-chairs, and members to master’s and Ph.D. committees.

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