The African Studies Minor program provides students with the necessary academic background and skills to work in Anthropology, Economics, History, Linguistics, Literature, Political Science, and any number of other disciplines such as Environmental Studies, International Relations, and Land and Food Systems. Students who combine their majors with African Studies are better prepared for possible positions in international organizations involved in Africa. Many of our students travel abroad through the Go Global program at UBC, and some hold competitive internships with Canadian and international organizations. The African Studies Minor program is especially useful for students preparing for a career in international relations, development, global health, diplomacy and the academe.

We welcome you to find out more about the program. Please contact the Chair of the African Studies Minor, Dr. Suzanne James (Suzanne.James@ubc.ca) for further information.