Program in African Studies

Africa is the continent where our future will be determined. The continent boasts an abundance of both cultural and natural resources and is home to some of the fastest growing economies in the world, making Africa a fascinating place to study. 

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Daily Princetonian editorial makes case to University to make African studies a concentration: "Without a doubt, Princeton can vastly increase investment in African Studies. Compared to our peer Ivy League institutions, Princeton is the only one that doesn’t have a concentration that includes African Studies in some form. Although Yale is the only Ivy League to have African Studies as its own major, Dartmouth and Harvard both have African and African American Studies majors. Meanwhile, Cornell, Brown, the University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia each have Africana Studies majors, which span the entire African diaspora.

"Currently, Princeton undergraduates can only obtain a certificate."

Read the editorial.


Undergraduate students who participate in the certificate program.
Undergraduate Studies and Certificate Program

Students have an opportunity to learn more about the continent by taking courses toward a certificate, learning an African language or studying abroad.

Graduate Opportunities

Attend writers' workshops and lectures where graduate students share their work. Learn about study in Africa even after graduation.

Events and Lectures

Learn more about events that explore Africa and its rich culture.