"The Black Studies degree has granted me a foundation to understand and explore my own history and culture. This major is one I would recommend to any student interested in learning about people of African descent and their contributions to the world. Indeed, this major has opened many doors of opportunity and has allowed me achieve my deepest desires and ambitions." Louis Walee, BA 15 Black Studies
Founded in 1969, the CSU Black Studies Program has the proud distinction of being one of the nation's oldest interdisciplinary courses of study. Our goal is to foster a comprehensive, interdisciplinary program that provides students with the academic tools and life skills to compete in an ever-increasing global and diverse society. Students take courses in an array of disciplines, including History, English, Political Science, Anthropology, Art, Music, Urban Studies and Religion.
Under the leadership of recently named director, Dr. Thomas Bynum, retention and growth of the program have become a central focus. Specifically, the goal of doubling the number of majors in the next five years is a keystone of Dr. Bynum's vision.
One way to attract new students to the program, and to ensure that current majors graduate in four years, is to expand the reach of our Book Scholarship. Each year we award one scholarship for $1,000. A book scholarship not only assists students with the financial burden of purchasing books, it also allows them to reallocate their sometimes limited resources to cover tuition dollars.
For the 2018 – 2019 academic year, our goal is to award three Book Scholarships to students who major in Black Studies. Your gift will help us raise the $3,000 necessary to reach our goal.
Thank you for your support!