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    Africana Studies: African Diaspora Studies
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    Africana Studies: African Diaspora Studies

    University of Pennsylvania

    University of Pennsylvania


    United States of America, Philadelphia

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    Key Facts

    Program Level


    Study Type

    Full Time


    On Campus

    Application Fee

    USD 75 


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    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines22-May-2023
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    Duration 4 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    USD 63,452  / total
    Next Intake 22-May-2023

    Africana Studies: African Diaspora Studies


    Africana Studies is an interdisciplinary field of study devoted to the critical and systematic examination of the cultural, political, social, economic, and historical experiences of African Americans, Africans, and peoples of African descent around the world. Our course of study is designed to provide students with an integrated understanding and appreciation for a new global black studies. An undergraduate degree in Africana Studies prepares students for graduate work in the humanities, social sciences, and professional schools, as well as a range of careers in teaching, business, public service, and the arts, among others.

    The minimum total course units for graduation in this major is 32. Double majors may entail more course units.

    African Language courses do not count toward the Major Requirements.


    School of Arts & Sciences


    Entry Requirements

    Our admission decisions are made prior to the announcement of results for many national examinations (such as the A Levels or French Baccalaureate), but applicants are expected to be enrolled in programs that prepare them for these examinations. If you are enrolled in a program that will not release external examination results prior to our application deadlines, you must request that your school send us predictions of external examination results along with your grades.

    Where national examinations are required for admission to a pre-university program (such as the IGCSE or the SPM), you should have received high marks on these examinations and should present certified copies of the results with your Penn application.

    Students in our diverse global community have a wide range of passions, perspectives, and talents. Beyond academics, we would like to learn about your non-scholarly interests, extracurricular activities, and community service (though we recognize that patterns for non-academic involvement vary from country to country).

    Fee Information

    Tuition Fee

    USD 63,452  / total

    Application Fee

    USD 75 

    How to Apply

    When applying to Penn, you will be asked to choose one of our four undergraduate schools or a coordinated dual-degree, accelerated, or specialized program that will serve as home base throughout your academic journey. Your application will be reviewed in the context of the school or program to which you have applied. Prior to preparing your application, we encourage you to learn more about our undergraduate schools and our coordinated dual degree programs and specialized programs. We also provide many ways to engage with these programs throughout the admissions cycle.

    All admitted students will be admitted to the specific school or program for which they applied. Your admitted school or program will shape your curriculum, and your Penn degree will come from that specific school or program. That said, all undergraduate students at Penn will also gain a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences and have the ability to take classes across all four schools.

    As you prepare for your application journey, we encourage you to explore your interests and to hear from current students as they share their personal journeys at Penn.

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