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Africana Studies

Welcome to Africana Studies at Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. We offer a planned major or dual major for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree as well as minor within the College of Arts and Sciences. The major allows students to explore the historical, cultural, literary and artistic expressions and contributions of peoples of African descent worldwide through an interdisciplinary approach by taking courses in a variety of disciplines and Colleges within the University. If you have further inquiries about any aspects of our program, please contact us. Thank you for visiting our website.

Apollos O Nwauwa - Director 
nwauwa@bgsu.edu    419-372-2269

Lisa M. Sokoloski - Secretary
sokolol@bgsu.edu    419-372-7814

Highlights of Program & Options

  • BA in Africana Studies for majors, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Double major in Africana Studies and another Discipline
  • Minor in Africana Studies with  a major in another Discipline
  • Over 15 PhD Faculty Involved in Teaching, Research and Advising
  • Small classes, Capstone research focus
  • Individualized Concentration-African, African-American, Afro-Caribbean
  • Satisfies GE, BGeX, Diversity, and Values requirements at BGSU
  • Annual Undergraduate Student Research Colloquium
  • Guest-Speaker Series Enrichment Program
  • Study Abroad Programs in Ghana, Benin, and Burkina Faso
  • Internships, Outreach programs, and scholarship of engagement
  • Djisovi Eason Annual Scholarship Awards