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The WSSU Africana Studies program is designed to provide you with an understanding of the historical, political, social, and economic conditions of African and African-descended peoples. The program offers courses in history, geography, philosophy, art, literature, music, religion, sociology, political science, psychology, and other disciplines. The emphasis of the program is on the study of the political economy of Africa and the entire African diaspora.

The program gives students an essential liberal arts education and prepares them for advanced study in graduate and professional schools and to seek careers in the fields of education, law, international relations, and politics.


Go ahead... take the next step. Ignite your passion, discover your strength, and prepare to make a difference in the world. There is no ceiling to what you can do at WSSU. #BeTheNext

Coming to WSSU was one of the best decisions I've ever made in my life. There's an incomparable rich culture, family atmosphere, school spirit, and competitive hunger for success here that is unmatched.

Tiana M. Edwards '19