Back to Top
Top Nav Content Site Footer

African American Studies

Students in a African American Studies classroom.

With a minor in African American Studies from University of Detroit Mercy, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the African American experience as you explore the relationship between race, diversity and society. No matter your background or major, this minor will add richness and depth to your education.



Great Things At Detroit Mercy

  • Students have the opportunity to work with faculty from a broad range of disciplines.
  • Students can attend academic and cultural events sponsored by the African American Studies program, perform community service and take part in internships within Detroit and surrounding area.
  • The Study Abroad Program allows students to pursue their interests internationally.
  • Our small class sizes provide individualized attention and plenty of opportunity to get help with your studies.
  • In the tradition of our Jesuit and Mercy sponsors, Detroit Mercy offers a great, well-rounded education. We don’t just teach African American Studies; we create community leaders.

Your Boundless Future

Students who minor in African American Studies are able to apply their knowledge in a wide variety of fields, including politics, public policy, law, media, education and social services. Graduates are activists in their community and the voice of diversity in the workplace.


Contact Info

Alex Zamalin, Ph.D.
Director, African American Studies Program

Featured Alumna

Jewuel Boswell

Jewuel Boswell

"I decided to minor in African-American studies because I enjoyed the way that Dr. Zamalin taught his classes. As I began to take more classes in the program, I knew what had been missing from my collegiate experience, and I found it in this dynamic program. I believe that I have truly found my niche."

You might also be interested in:

Back to Top