Undergraduate Programs in

Africana Studies

Discover Africa, the cradle of humankind, and develop your understanding of the vital role that the region and people of African descent play in every part of the world.


Students can pursue either a Bachelor of Arts or a minor in Africana Studies, and learn about the identities, history, geography, language, politics, economics, and cultural experience of the African people, as well as Black peoples in the Americas and Europe. Learn how Africa's natural resources are fueling the economies of the developing world. Hofstra also offers study abroad opportunities.

Courses include:

  • African Humanism
  • African National Liberation Movements
  • The Color of Literature
  • African American History
  • Politics of Race in the U.S.
  • Psychology of Prejudice

Learn from Experts

Meet the Director

Veronica Akinyi Lippencott, PhD, is adjunct associate professor of Global Studies and Geography and associate director of Hofstra’s Center for “Race,” Culture, and Social Justice. Her research interests include exploring the geographic diffusion of HIV/AIDS in Kenya, which was highlighted in the PBS documentary series, The Power of Place: Geography in the 21st Century.

The Outlook

Your Hofstra degree prepares you to enter a variety of career fields or pursue advanced study. Based on recent alumni surveys:


Of survey alumni respondents reported they were employed, pursuing graduate studies, or both.


Of respondents reported they landed their position at or within six months of graduation.


Is the reported mean salary within one year of graduation.

Alumni Success

With our comprehensive program, graduates enjoy considerable success upon graduation, whether they obtain positions at prestigious companies or pursue advanced study at top graduate schools.

Recent alumni work at companies such as:

  • Building Blocks
  • Harborfield Central School District
  • Hofstra University
  • NY Department of Labor
  • NYC Department of Education
  • Oceanside Union Free School District
  • Plainedge School District
  • Uniondale Union Free School District

Those pursuing graduate degrees study at:

  • Fordham University
  • Hofstra University
  • Long Island University
  • Northeastern University

Contact Us

Visit our program website

Program Director
Veronica Lippencott, PhD

Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Studies and Geography
Room 210 Roosevelt Hall