There are a number of degree and certificate opportunities in African Studies that compliment a range of fields and careers. We offer three undergraduate minors and one certificate. Our graduate program includes a master’s degree in African Studies, a Ph.D. minor in African Studies, and three dual/joint graduate degrees in partnership with several of IU's professional schools.
There are also five Working Groups within African Studies: Muslim Africa; Displaced Africans/Migration and Immigration; IU Congo Working Group, and the Patrick O’Meara Southern Africa Working Group. Additionally, our long-standing working group, New Media and Literary Initiatives in Africa (NEMLIA), is transitioning into the new university-wide Global Visual Cultures Working Group being launched under the auspices of ASP by Dr. Bárbaro Martínez-Ruiz (African Studies and Art History). This growth reflects the historical strengths of arts and humanities at IU and our strong faculty research and student interest across disciplines focused on visual cultures.