Choosing the right program
Carleton offers a Combined Honours Bachelor of Arts in African Studies. Combined Honours programs in African Studies are possible in conjunction with any other discipline in the B.A. (e.g. Political Science, History, Law, Music, Anthropology, English, French, Economics, Sociology, Film Studies). Students wishing to pursue a Combined Honours degree between African Studies and Journalism must already be accepted into the Journalism Honours Program.
Students can also study Africa within the Bachelor of Global and International Studies degree (BGInS). A Specialization in Africa and Globalization stream also allows you to focus your studies on Africa within the BGInS degree. Undergraduate students in other programs can also take a Minor in African Studies.
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.
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