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An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Black Experience

Our Black Studies program covers three primary areas – Africa, the United States, and the Caribbean. Courses include a focus on history, anthropology, culture, social status, gender, education, film, music, and more. Students are encouraged to select among the wide range of courses offered that will help prepare them for future career goals and or academic pursuits.

Pathway Advising

For information on your general undergraduate requirements, connect with advisors in Advising and Career Services.

Students majoring in Black Studies are part of the Society and Identity Pathway. Students in this pathway are assigned to an advisor based on the last 2 digits of their PSU ID number.

For general questions, email

To make an appointment with an advisor, call the Virtual Front Desk at 503-725-3822.

Major or Minor Advising

If you are majoring or minoring in Black Studies, reach out to Ethan Johnson or the department's general email.