African-American students and their families at graduation ceremonies

Africana Studies uses an interdisciplinary and comparative perspective to illuminate the connectedness of the human experience and provide culturally-appropriate knowledge and skills necessary to understand the experiences of African peoples all over the world and American Indians in the United States.

We seek to build bridges across similar “Ethnic or Interdisciplinary” programs at Fresno State (eg., Armenian Studies, Asian-American Studies, Chicano and Latin American Studies, Women’s Studies) as well as other traditional academic disciplines (e.g., Anthropology, History, Social Work, Economics, Geography, Sociology, Theater Arts, etc.) that provide knowledge and skills needed to understand the institutional arrangements and cultural constructions as they affect the contemporary American experience of race and ethnicity.

What You Can Earn

Social Worker - $48,562 (in our region)

Campus Recruiter - $60,602 (in our region)

estimations calculated at as of March 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • Ethnic Experience
  • Critical Thinking About Race
  • American Indian History
  • Art and Music of Africa

What You Can Learn

  • Appreciation for the heritage of African peoples and American Indians and their contributions to the shaping of the fabric of American life and history
  • Historical and contemporary experiences of African Americans
  • Current problems of American Indians and Arctic Natives

About the College

The College of Social Sciences studies the human experience, including the depth of the past and the breadth of the entire planet.

We place emphasis on learning practical skills to aid you in your career. Our students do internships, participate in archaeological digs, or do service-learning projects with a non-profit agency. Students can assist on research projects or organize a social change project.

Whatever a student's major, they enjoy our witty and talented faculty and our caring staff as they discover our social world.

College Contact Information

Phone: (559) 278-3013
FAX: (559) 278-7664

5340 N. Campus Drive MS/SS91
Fresno CA 93740-8019

Department Contact Information

Mailing Address: 2555 E. San Ramon M/S SB 69
Fresno CA 93740-8034

Mail Stop: M/S SB69

Location: Science 182

Phone: 559.278.2832
Fax: 559.278.7268