Africana Studies Programs

Africana Studies combines a traditional liberal arts perspective with interdisciplinary skills of investigation, analysis, and communication for students of all backgrounds.

Africana Studies offers both a major and a minor.

Find out more about our programs, explore the courses offered, and meet our faculty.

Alumni Spotlight

Kirsty Bryant-Hassler ’12

Majors: Africana Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies

“My liberal arts education, especially in relation to my major and work I did through Africana Studies and the Center for Public Service, played a huge role in shaping the person I am today.”

Kirsty came to Gettysburg because she wanted a small liberal arts institution where she could foster strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff. She double-majored in Africana Studies and Interdisciplinary Studies. Her courses and interactions with professors allowed her to form new world perspectives and lead to her current commitment to communities of color. Kirsty is currently a Showroom Manager at Bella Bridesmaids while also pursuing a Masters in International Affairs at the New School. Her advice to current students:  don’t think small, and always connect and learn through the people around you.

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