Undergraduate Studies

Header: Mountains
The Center is proud to host a rich, diverse academic environment for the study of Africa at the undergraduate level. Students are also encouraged to learn more about lectures and events hosted through our many Center-sponsored organizations. To view the current calendar, click here.

Undergraduate Minor

Students interested in African Studies are encouraged to pursue a minor in conjunction with their major studies. Minor tracks offered through the Center currently include:

  • Languages and Linguistics (Track I)
  • Arts and Literatures (Track II)
  • Culture, History, and Politics (Track III)
  • Environment, Resources, and Development (Track IV)

Coursework in African Studies

Take a look at our course offerings to consider experiencing African Studies through a wide variety of academic perspectives on topics such as gender, religion, development, literature, politics, health, environmental conservation, art, and culture. Students are also encouraged to continue their education in African Studies internationally through one of our study abroad programs.

Program in African Languages

The Center for African Studies currently offers seven African languages in close collaboration with the Department of Languages, Literatures, & Cultures. The Program in African Languages offers courses throughout the Academic year and during the summer. Students can study African language at UF or abroad, and are encouraged to consider one of multiple funding opportunities to pursue their language studies.

Why learn an African language at University of Florida?

  • Fulfill your UF foreign language requirement
  • Expand your opportunities to visit, travel, and work in Africa
  • Prepare for the expanding global market
  • Get jobs in research, Peace Corps, teaching, business, military & humanitarian organizations
  • Enhance your credibility as a researcher