African, Black and Caribbean Studies

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Garden City

Gain a critical understanding of diversity and other issues of growing global importance, boosting career and life skills.

Why Earn Your Minor in African, Black and Caribbean Studies?

The African, Black and Caribbean Studies minor helps you gain a better understanding of the experiences of people of African descent, while strengthening your major and enhancing your career opportunities in today’s increasingly diverse marketplace. You’ll develop a deeper appreciation for the global Black Lives Matter movement, helping you address social justice and racial inequity. Courses range from the Civil Rights Movement to Black Writers to Law and Social Inequality.

Why Minor in African, Black and Caribbean Studies at Adelphi?

  • Students have unique opportunities to conduct original research and to present their work at conferences and symposia.
  • The minor emphasizes a broad and interdisciplinary range of scholarly perspectives and courses of study, including history, literature and the arts, social sciences, culture and society, and contemporary issues.
  • The minor also provides opportunities for valuable internships.

Adelphi Jaggar Community Fellows interned at the National Urban League during the summer.

The African, Black and Caribbean Studies Program is a key reason why I understand myself and take such great pride in my history. My professors fostered my curiosity by teaching me my true history as it relates to the arts, education, history and more. It’s empowering for everyone to understand the rich contributions of members of the African diaspora. It is because of them why I teach my middle school students with such truth and great dignity today.

Trevena Goulbourne ’14, MA, '15 middle school social studies and ELA educator, Brooklyn, New York
$80,090* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022
the average annual salary of our 2022 baccalaureate graduates—that’s 29% higher than the national average
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey & NACE First Destination Survey, Class of 2022

Kyana’s Story: A More Diverse Community

A biology major eager for research opportunities, Kyana Gordon shares her diversity experiences from a different perspective, as someone whose family immigrated from Jamaica.

Bryce’s Story: The Need for Race-Related Conversations

A health sciences major who also competes in track and field, Bryce Ridley emphasizes the importance of a comfortable, race-related environment and inspiration from Black role models.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Students of African, Black and Caribbean Studies participate in internships and experiential learning opportunities in numerous fields, including:

  • Banking
  • Advertising and Publicity
  • Health Care for Minorities
  • Multimedia Information
  • Performing Arts
  • Political Issues
  • Religious Organizations
  • Social Work
  • Broadcasting
  • Education
  • Philanthropic Giving

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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