Online Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies

School of Arts and Humanities
Online Formats: Online Mix (synchronous and asynchronous)
Program Website

Program Highlights

  • 100% Online - no attendance required on campus
  • Affordable tuition
  • Select from course offerings in spring, fall, winter, and summer
  • Study with our dedicated faculty
  • Maximum flexibility to earn an Africana undergraduate degree

Program Description and Career Opportunities
The Lehman Africana Studies BA Degree explores the history, culture, arts, politics, and religions of African descended people in Africa and the African Diaspora in the Americas, Europe, and the Caribbean. In Sankofa spirit, the program appraises the past, examines the present, and seeks to shape the future around social justice. 

Africana Studies Online BA option meets our students where they are! It offers a unique opportunity to study complex issues, develop sharp critical thinking skills, strong research abilities and communication skills, to uphold the quest for racial equity and social justice. 
An Africana Studies BA will prepare you for graduate studies leading to graduate degrees in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; careers in education, business, law and criminal justice, medicine and health, civil service, diplomatic service, non-governmental organizations, and more.  This degree will also allow for greater flexibility in adapting to various professional opportunities and offer a comparative advantage on the job market. 
Meeting our students where they are has never been more essential than it is now. Online education is the future of Pan-Africanism and Lehman will be at the forefront of a community that spans the globe. 

Admission Requirements
Lehman College accepts both entering freshmen and transfer students and admission to the Online Bachelor of Arts in Africana Studies program is based on general admission requirements of Lehman College/CUNY.

For testing requirements for incoming freshmen, transfer students, and information regarding CUNY assessment test exemptions, please visit the testing website

The cost per credit hour is $305 (in-state tuition & fees).

Application Deadlines
Lehman College application deadlines apply. Please visit Lehman Admissions to learn more about the application process and deadlines for Freshman and Transfer students.

Contact Program Director
Gary Ford, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Africana Studies Program Director