The minor in African American Studies explores the history and culture of persons of the African Diaspora, giving students the tools to address difficult and timely issues related to race and ethnicity.
What You'll Study
Design, History, Cities
Making connections through experience and empathy
Our faculty bring interdisciplinary expertise to foster ties between students and the communities they will impact.
Make an impact as an undergraduate
Research OpportunitiesStudents have opportunities to conduct and present research at regional and national academic and student leadership conferences.
InternshipsStudents have access to a strong network of internships in city and state government offices, local cultural arts organizations, local marketing and publishing companies, public and private educational institutions, and social service institutions. Trinity offers students a set of established relationships with local african-american churches and the NCAAP.
Afro-Affinity HallA living-learning community intended as a space for Black students on campus to be able to unwind and feel comfortable. The hall is predominantly Black, but is also open to students of any racial or ethnic identity.
BSUTrinity’s Black Student Union creates a social network for black students and those interested in the culture and to educate the Trinity community about salient historical perspectives and issues that are relevant to black communities.
Lecture Series and Annual Events
The department hosts guest speakers and lecturers, and works closely with the annual MLK lecture commission.
When You Graduate
Make an impact through law, nonprofit work, government, and more
Students graduate with the skills necessary to enter government, research, advocacy, and beyond, setting out into the world imbued with a practice of responsible innovation, intentional inclusion, and empathetic leadership.
In an increasingly diverse world, understanding the legacy of black peoples in America is paramount to employers and workplace culture.
Tigers are valued for their strong research and interpersonal skills, along with their problem-solving and leadership abilities.
Common Career Areas:
- Urban Planning
- Nonprofit management
Common Graduate Schools:
- Rice University
- St. Mary's University
- Trinity University
- African American Studies
- Political Science