Degrees and Programs
UC Berkeley Academic Offerings in African Studies
African Studies is available at Berkeley through many disciplinary departments.
Each semester, the Center compiles a list of African related courses taught on the Berkeley campus. Graduate students may also take courses for credit at Stanford University by participating in the Stanford-Berkeley Exchange Program.
These degree program are of particular interest at the bachelors level.
- The Global Studies Program: Beginning in Summer 2017, students will be able to declare a concentration or minor on African Studies.
- The Development Studies and Peace and Conflict Studies majors are administered through the International & Area Studies Academic Program;
- The Blum Center minor in Global Poverty and Practice, also administered by IASTP; and
- The major and minor in the Department of African American Studies.
Students pursuing an M.A. or a Ph.D. can, in most departments, declare Africa as a geographic area of study. In addition, there are four graduate programs of specific interest.
- The African Diaspora Studies Ph.D. Program in the Department of African American Studies. For further information, contact the Department at (510) 642-7084 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The International and Area Studies (IAS) Concurrent M.A. Program for students already matriculated in a Berkeley professional or academic graduate program. For eligibility, courses and information on how to apply, contact the IAS Academic Program at (510)642-4466 or email@example.com.
- The School of Public Health offers a Masters program in Health, Environment, and Development. For further information contact the Environmental Health Sciences (510) 643-5160 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Partnered with GlobalMD, UC Berkeley offers a Masters program in Development Practice. For information on admissions and academics, visit the Contact Page.
Students wishing to study at UC Berkeley must be admitted to a degree granting department, school, or program. For graduate school information, contact the U. C. Berkeley Graduate Division. For Undergraduate admissions, contact the U. C. Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Admissions. General admission information is available on the main Berkeley home page. Foreign students may find further assistance at Berkeley International Office.
A Member of the Greater Community can take a regular UC Berkeley Course.
Through UC Extension, it is possible for a member of the community to take a regular UC Berkeley course under concurrent enrollment. To be accepted in a concurrent course you must meet all prerequisites for the course you choose and obtain the consent of the instructor, the head of the campus department, and, in some cases, the dean of the department's school or college. You must meet all course requirements, which may mean showing transcripts from previous studies. You must enroll for credit. Records of your study are maintained by Extensions's Registrar. Foreign students will need an I-20 Visa and will need to show a TOEFL score. Contact UC Extension at (510) 642-4111 and ask for concurrent enrollment materials. For more information on Concurrent Enrollment, visit this site: https://extension.berkeley.edu/static/studentservices/concurrent/