Celebrating 30 Years: 1986 – 2016

Africana Studies Program

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

Georgia Ferguson ’15

Major: Anthropology, Africana Studies (Minor)

“Gettysburg impacted my career because it allowed me to be well rounded. I never thought I would end up in the financial industry, but learning about different cultures, people, and how to adapt to different situations is what helped me get the job I am in today!”

Georgia came to Gettysburg because of the atmosphere and the sense of community. As soon as she stepped foot on campus she knew that this is where she belonged. She majored in anthropology and minored in Africana Studies. Currently she is a Retirement Sales Associate at Empower Retirement in Boston, as well as a Marketing Intern at dLife in Connecticut. Her advice to students: take every single opportunity that is presented to you. Study abroad, join clubs and organizations, talk to everyone; connections will impact your career and send you down new paths.

60 Seconds with Prof. Thomas Jurney

Prof. Thomas Jurney discusses the Africana Studies department.


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