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Undergraduate Students

Welcome to our Undergraduate Program

A professor with students doing some warmup exercises
Dr. Amma Y. Ghartey-Tagoe Kootin leads her class in a fun warming up exercise.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

The Institute offers a major, minor, and certificate in African American Studies at the undergraduate level. We encourage our undergraduate students to get involved with the Institute via events, lectures, and seminars. Engaged students involved in research, practical application, or other academic experiences within African American Studies are encouraged to apply for the Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award. Further, we invite students to visit and use our student lounge located in 314 Park Hall. 

Program Information and Resources

Major Degrees
Detailed information about undergraduate degrees.

We offer a minor degree in African American Studies. 

Student listening to Dr. Feracho.
The Institute provides the options between major, minor, and certificate in African American Studies.

Contacts for Undergraduate advisement.

Lee Roy B. Giles Encouragement Award
Find out how to apply for this scholarship.

Student Organizations & Resources
Find out more about which student organizations you can be a part of, and what resources are available to you.

Support African American Studies at UGA

The Institute defines support in diverse ways to give you as many options as possible to assist in our mission. We consider â€œfriend-raising" as important as fund-raising. Your financial contributions and support help us to develop and strengthen our programs and offerings, both on campus and in the community. 

Your gift makes a big difference. Learn more about how you can donate today.

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