Pan African Studies (PAS) is a multidisciplinary program, offering majors a wide variety of career opportunities and specializations after graduation.
Graduates earning a BA in Pan African Studies have gone directly into careers in both government and the private sector. Government positions can obtained in the Foreign Service and at national and local levels of government. In the private sector students have also found employment with any one of the hundreds of nongovernmental and community organizations doing work in the United States and abroad. These organizations range from community organizations to national and global human rights and civil rights organizations.
PAS graduate Latoya Burgess
Careers in which graduates holding BAs in Pan African Studies have excelled at include: teaching, education administration, public relations, journalism, the arts (TV, film, music, radio, fiction), social work, advertising, banking, human resources, communications, fundraising, community organizing, and program administration.
Many graduates with BAs in Pan African Studies go on to graduate school, where they find their education in PAS prepares them for whichever graduate program they enter. Graduates in the field of Pan African Studies have gone on to graduate programs in the social sciences, public health, public administration, law school, theology, journalism, and education.
For those going on graduate school, graduates holding BAs in Pan African Studies have excelled in careers that include: law, teaching (k-12 and university), research, journalism, school administration, psychology, grant writing, political office, program management, public administration, program development, policy analysts, lobbyists, historians, archaeology, consultant, environmental management, aid work, counseling, legislative or political aide, urban planning, lobbying, and criminology.
Prominent individuals with degrees in Pan African, Africana, African, or African American Studies
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