African American Studies / Undergraduate Study

African American Studies Minor

The African American Studies minor is designed for students who wish to augment their major program of study with courses from various disciplines germane to African American studies.

To enter the minor, students must be in good academic standing (2.0 grade-point average), have completed 45 units, and file a petition with the African American Studies student affairs officer.

Required Lower-Division Courses (9 to 10 units): Two courses from African American Studies M5, 6, M10A.

Required Upper-Division Courses (20 to 25 units): Five upper-division African American studies courses.

No more than 4 graded units of African American Studies 195, 197, and 199 may be applied toward the minor.

A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor, and at least 16 units applied toward the minor must be taken in residence at UCLA. Transfer credit for any of the above is subject to program approval; consult with the student affairs officer before enrolling in any courses for the minor.

Each minor course must be taken for a letter grade, and students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better in the minor. Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.