Join the Black Studies Journey

Black Studies: An Interdisciplinary Degree that Empowers Students

The Black Studies degree develops critical thinking skills that lead to rewarding careers in local, national, and global arenas. As graduates, you can apply your degree in ways that make a difference in the world. Organizations today need professionals with the soft skills of cultural literacy, emotional intelligence, and evidence-based management that are learned in this program.

Intersectionality Leads to Understanding, Effectiveness

A Black Studies degree builds your knowledge of race, gender, class, and culture, giving you a professional edge across a wide range of careers with companies, government agencies, and non-profit organizations.

You will build the skills, knowledge, and understanding to appreciate the diverse character of the Black experience in a global context. Explore historical, cultural, and sociological perspectives and connections between Africans, Pan-Africans, and people of the African diaspora around the world. Additionally, you will engage in a comparative study of contemporary issues enabling you to address real-world problems.

Build Career-Ready Skills

Enroll now for dynamic, innovative learning rooted in research and fact-based analysis, historical investigation, and hands-on experience. You will learn critical reading, writing, public speaking, and research skills through study abroad and virtual exchange programs, internships, co-op programs and entrepreneurship opportunities that bring Black Studies to life.

Claim Black Studies as a second major!

For details see our Black Studies degree information in the KSU Undergraduate Catalog.

View the Summer and Fall 2024 Course List and Course Descriptions for information on upcoming classes.


Program Advisement

Program Coordinator:  Dr. Luciane Rocha, Assistant Professor of Black Studies,, 470-578-2049

Undergraduate Program Advisor:  Mr. Matt Waller, Undergraduate Advisor and Senior Lecturer of Geography,, 470-578-7728 or contact the Undergraduate Advising office.

You can also contact the ISD department at 470-578-2431 and for assistance.