Ohio University

African American Studies Undergraduate Degrees

Dr. Robin Muhammad speaking with student

Dr. Robin Muhammad works closely with students in the department.

Bachelor's Degree



OHIO Honors Program—an experience-based complement to any major

Courses & Resources

Solving Problems in American and Global Society

A degree in African American Studies, like all liberal arts degrees, provides students with the foundation to understand the world, how it functions, their responsibilities and opportunities in the world, and how to have an impact on the world, globally and locally. Specifically, however, African American majors learn about the experiences of African Americans in the United States.

The department is committed to producing persons, to use the language of Dr. Nathan Hare, who are capable of solving problems in American (and global) society.


Students with African American Studies majors or minors should contact Dr. Akil Houston at houstond@ohio.edu for their adviser for the upcoming academic year.