Careers

What can you do with a degree in African American Studies? It provides an interdisciplinary background that helps you develop analytical, critical thinking, and writing skills while gaining knowledge about the lives and conditions of people of African descent in Africa, the United States, Latin America, and other communities. This understanding of multiculturalism is valued by employers in industries like education, government, and business.


Start your search here at UAB. To talk about professional opportunities in African American Studies, make an appointment with Kathryn Morgan. You can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (205) 975-9621.

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Careers in African American Studies

Below you'll find some of the many careers you can pursue with a degree in African American Studies.

  • Domestic and International Advocacy
  • Humanitarian Services
  • Development
  • Disaster/Disease Relief
  • HIV/AIDS Advocacy
  • Policy Development
  • Program Administration
  • Volunteer Coordination
  • Grant Writing
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Law
  • Lobbying
  • Government Relations
  • Elected or Appointed Leadership
  • Public Policy
  • Research
  • Intelligence
  • Campaign Management
  • Special Interest Advocacy
  • Immigration Services
  • Program Administration
  • Counseling/Therapy
  • Mental Health Services
  • Case Management
  • Rehabilitation
  • Vocational Training
  • Crisis Services
  • Programming
  • Community Relations and Outreach
  • Fundraising/Development
  • Training and Development
  • Human Resources
  • Equity and Diversity
  • Management
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Consulting
  • Teaching
  • Student Support Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Multicultural Programming
  • Administration
  • Information/Library Science