Bucknell University critical Black studies majors explore the interrelated histories, politics and culture of Africa and the African Diaspora in the United States, Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe and elsewhere.
In small classes, you'll examine Black culture, experience and thought from an interdisciplinary perspective. You'll gain the critical-thinking skills that employers and graduate schools seek.
Experience rich, immersive learning by studying with Bucknell in Ghana, South Africa or the Caribbean. You'll enter the job market well versed in issues of diversity and inclusion — and prepared to succeed in careers ranging from the arts, education and social work to public policy, law, medicine, business, development economics and more.
New Name, Deeper Commitment
Beginning in the fall semester of 2022, Bucknell's Africana Studies Program is becoming the Department of Critical Black Studies.
The move marks a deepened commitment to expanding the diversity of scholarship produced by Bucknell University and signals to students and others that Bucknell is an innovative University devoted to cutting-edge knowledge production.
The change better aligns with the core faculty's scholarly objectives and paradigmatic traditions — reimagining the connections between the past, present and future politics of Black social movement that directly confront the ethical, epistemological and ontological dimensions of Blackness in the modern world.