A degree in African Studies prepares you for a wide range of careers in government service, non-governmental organizations, business, humanitarian aid work, journalism, and education. Many organizations, including United Nations bodies and Canadian governmental, non-governmental and private-sector organizations, are often assisting the efforts by Africans in expanding their economies, reforming their governance systems, extending their health care and education, and addressing environmental concerns in Africa.  Expertise about Africa is also an asset in work in North America, such as in business, education, social services, or policy-making.