African Studies

The purpose of this interdisciplinary minor is to provide unique opportunities for Fordham students to develop a level of expertise in African political and social history, literature, sociology, economics, among others; learn African languages; meet with Africa permanent representatives at the U.N.; and interact with and network among the diverse African population present in the city.

This interdisciplinary minor provides a background for careers in government, business, law, foreign service, academia, and other areas. The minor also complements majors in many departments and professional schools throughout the university, such as Economics, Political Science, International Humanitarian Affairs, and Business. It is recommended to students wishing to gain an international perspective before entering the global marketplace.

For more information

Visit the African studies program page.