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B.A. in African American Studies

Shorelight - University of South Carolina, United States

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Next enrollment cycle

December 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 36,414

Course Accredited By

SACSCOC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
Designed for highly motivated and intellectually adventurous students, the African American Studies Program allows you to learn about the history, culture and contemporary situations of African Americans in South Carolina, the South, the U.S. and beyond.
  • Part of the College of Arts and Sciences, the African American Studies Program focuses on academic strengths that include black political and social movements, African American literature and comparative cultural anthropology. The program also features an annual Robert Scott Smalls Lecture Series that brings nationally renown scholars and researchers in African American studies to the general public.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2022
  • April 2023
  • July 2023
  • September 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B/9
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements

Certificate 

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

Uganda 

  • Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination
  • Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Bus null C/3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate Bus null GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five (5) college preparatory subjects passed. Students must meet the minimum age requirement of the university. Internal HS transcripts are not required. Proof of graduation is the IGCSE and/or GCE certificates. A Double Awards is awarded two units, so it would count as two subjects.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 5
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also show transcripts demonstrating a minimum of eleven years of education and meet the minimum age requirement of the program
    Undergraduate Bus null B

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

The following courses fulfill some of the requirements for a bachelor's degree with a major in African American Studies:

  • Introduction to African American Studies before 1900
  • Introduction to African American Studies after 1900
  • Seminar in African American Studies
  • Some additional unique and interesting courses offered by the major include:
  • Race and Science Fiction
  • The Anthropological View of Blacks in Film
  • Typical cost for two semesters $53,882 
  • Tuition $36,414 
  • Housing $11,818 
  • Dining $3,650 
  • Other $2,000

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