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Students seeking a minor in African American Studies must complete AFAM 2000 (3 hours) plus 12 credit hours in African American Studies Courses (AFAM) for a total of 15 credit hours. For electives students may choose courses across the three areas of African American Studies, which include: History and Culture; Behavioral and Social Inquiry; and Languages, Literatures, and the Arts.

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Study within African American cultural history provides a basis for understanding political, social, and economic relations throughout human history.