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Black Studies / Africana Studies

"Black Lives Matter" painted on a tree in Struges Quad


The State University of New York College at Geneseo offers both a Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies and a minor in Africana Studies. Both programs will be undergoing a review by the Advisory Committee in the near future. If you have comments or questions, please contact the co-coordinators, Catherine Adams ( or Maria Helena Lima (

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Black Studies is designed for students who want to take an interdisciplinary approach to their education. By working closely with faculty advisors, students in this major design an individualized program of courses and internship experiences.

The minor in Africana Studies is designed to provide interdisciplinary approaches to the experiences of peoples of African descent in Africa, in the Americas, and throughout the African diaspora. The minor will enable Geneseo students not only to broaden their perception of cultural diversity but to gain a deeper understanding of cultures. Students will draw knowledge from the humanities, the social sciences, the arts and other fields of learning that will prepare them to begin to face some of the challenges of "living in an increasingly global and diverse world."


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Dr. Catherine Adams
Sturges 6
(585) 245-5724

Dr. Maria Lima
Welles 225A
(585) 245-5242