Double Major or Double Degree in African American Studies

The Department of African American Studies will admit students as double majors on a case by case basis. First semester freshmen are exempt from the 3.0 grade point average requirement through the last day of classes of their first semester at the University of Maryland.

The university encourages students to complete their degrees in four years or 130 credits. Students wishing to declare a second major or degree will need to complete a graduation plan that demonstrates their ability to successfully complete the major requirements in eight (8) semesters (four years).

Any student who will go over eight (8) semesters in completing their degree must appeal through their department and College for permission to add the second major/degree.

While a double major or double degree is not ideal for every student, most double majors in African American Studies (either track) find that their interests in the Black experience complement or overlap with their interest in another discipline or program, and typically have successful completion of both programs. It is also worth noting that students in pre-health and pre-law advising programs also have a successful completion rate as a single or double major in AASD.

 

Major in African American Studies - Major Requirements 

Major in AASP with Concentration in Public Policy - Major Requirements