How To Declare An AFA Minor or Certificate
A minor or certificate in African/African-American Studies offers an opportunity for students to engage in interdisciplinary analysis of past and present social and cultural issues that have impacted peoples of African descent in Africa and throughout the Diaspora. It benefits EKU students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, as it provides training in diversity that is much needed to function in our fast changing world.
African/African-American Studies complements almost all majors, offers a practical background for most professions, and is an important addition to a student’s overall education. African/African-American Studies broadens understanding of global affairs and equips students with the knowledge and skills to succeed in a multicultural workplace.
Students often take classes in African/African-American Studies (AFA) out of interest or to fulfill a General Education requirement. They may not realize how close they are to obtaining a minor or certificate in African/African-American Studies. A minor or certificate in African/African-American Studies strengthens a student's preparation for entry into a variety of occupational fields, including Education, Social Work, Law, English, Community Organization, Politics, Business, Counseling, Recreation, Management, Urban and Regional planning, Media, Government, and many more.
Students contemplating a minor or certificate in African/African American Studies (AFA) are encouraged to declare the AFA minor or certificate as soon as they begin taking AFA courses or at least one year prior to graduation. This ensures that proper advising is received and all requirements are met prior to graduation.
To declare an AFA minor or certificate, students must complete the online Change/Declare/Add Major or Minor through EKU Direct. Follow these steps to declare an AFA Minor or Certificate:
- Login to EKU Direct
- Click on Student Services and Financial Aid
- Choose Registration
- Choose Change/Declare/Add Major or Minor (Undergraduates Only)
- Students are expected to review their Degree Works report on-line, ten business days after submitting a request, to verify accuracy and obtain the name and contact information of their new advisor.
For advising or more information about the AFA minor or certificate or for career planning involving AFA Studies, please contact the AFA Director, Dr. Salome Nnoromele at (859) 622-8676 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to talking and working with you. The AFA Office is located in Miller 109.
**All AFA students receive a certificate of program completion and a Kente Stole upon graduation.